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Deleuze and the Postcolonial


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Acknowledgements; Introduction. Deleuze and Postcolonialism; 1. Living in Smooth Space: Deleuze, Postcolonialism and the Subaltern; 2. Postcolonial Theory and the Materiality of Desire; 3. Postcolonial Visibilities: Questions Inspired by Deleuze's Method; 4. Affective Assemblages: Ethics Beyond Enjoyment; 5. The Postcolonial Event: Deleuze, Glissant, and the Problem of the Political; 6. Postcolonial Haecceities; 7. 'Another Perspective on the World': Shame and Subtraction in Louis Malle's L'Inde fantome; 8. Becoming-Nomad: Territorialisation and Resistance in J. M. Coetzee's Waiting for the Barbarians; 9. Violence and Laughter: Paradoxes of Nomadic Thought and Postcolonial Cinema; 10. The Production of Terra Nullius and the Zionist-Palestinian Conflict; 11. Virtually Postcolonial?; 12. In Search of the Perfect Escape: Deleuze, Movement, and Canadian Postcolonialism; Notes on Contributors; Index.

About the Author

Simone Bignall is an adjunct Senior Lecturer in the School of History and Philosophy at the University of New South Wales in Sydney. She has published widely on issues concerning colonialism and postcolonialism. She is the author of Postcolonial Agency (2010) and the co-editor, with Paul Patton, of Deleuze and the Postcolonial (2010), both published by Edinburgh University Press. Paul Patton is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. He is the author of Deleuze and the Political (Routledge, 2005), is the editor of Deleuze: A Critical Reader (Blackwell, 1996) and co-editor with John Protevi of Between Deleuze and Derrida (Continuum, 2003). He has contributed to a number of our published titles on Deleuze including The Deleuze Dictionary, Deleuze and the Social, The Edinburgh Dictionary of Continental Philosophy. He also translated Gilles Deleuze's key philosophical work Difference and Repetition in 1994.


A welcome addition to the ever-riotous assembly of decoloniality. JPN - Journal of Postcolonial Networks A welcome addition to the ever-riotous assembly of decoloniality.

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