Postcolonial Melancholia

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In Postcolonial Melancholia , Paul Gilroy continues the conversation he began in his landmark study of race and nation, 'There Ain't No Black in the Union Jack , ' by once again departing from conventional wisdom to examine-and defend-multiculturalism within the context of a post-9/11 "politics of security." Gilroy adapts the concept of melancholia from its Freudian origins and applies it to the social pathology of neoimperialist politics. His unorthodox analysis pinpoints melancholic reactions not only in the hostility ...

Postcolonial Melancholia 2006, Columbia University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780231134552

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Postcolonial Melancholia 2004, Columbia University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780231134545

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