Critical Theory and Postcolonialism

Authored by: James D. Ingram

The Routledge Companion to the Frankfurt School

Print publication date:  November  2018
Online publication date:  November  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138333246
eBook ISBN: 9780429443374
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9780429443374-35

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Abstract

Despite being similar, related, and overlapping projects, Frankfurt School Critical Theory and Postcolonialism have had remarkably little to do with each other. This chapter explores the deeper reasons for this from both sides, exploring what this reveals about the histories and limits of both enterprises. It then takes up recent works that seek to bridge the divide, suggesting how Critical Theory can benefit from opening itself to postcolonial influences, approaches, and themes.

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