Publication delayed (Originally scheduled in April 1994). Examines postcoloniality and post-structuralism and argues that the identifications that have been made between the two movements require considerable refinement.
How can we handle the unevenness between the West and the Rest? How inevitable is the binary logic of winners and losers? How can theory help us resolve our ethical and political problems? Can theory help us think beyond the "winner talks all" model by articulating strong connections between ethics and politics? This major intervention into debates about the postcolonial and the global proposes that theory should embody unevenness. Radhakrishnan's thought-provoking engagement with theorists and writers from around the world will fascinate readers across a wide range of disciplines.
Preface Acknowledgements 1. Postmodernism and the Rest of the World 2. The Use and Abuse of Multiculturalism 3. Globalization, Desire, and the Politics of Representation 4. Derivative Discourses and the Problem of Signification 5. Theory in an Uneven World Notes Index