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    "[Second Thoughts on Capitalism and the State is a] profoundly reflective book shows a pathway forward for academics and activists alike who are stymied by the disconnect between deep critical scholarship and emancipatory social change, yet who will still not give up the good fight."

    - Professor Diane E. Davis, Harvard University

Reconceptualising Material Culture in the Tricontinent: When Objects Write Back

This edited volume is the first to engage with material culture in the Tricontinent comprising Asia, Africa and Latin America, interrogating how objects help trace an alternate history of these locales. The potential of material culture to redefine postcolonial subjectivities is explored here through an analysis of various objects, both tangible and intangible. The book serves to subvert Eurocentric formulations of material culture and arrives at a uniquely Tricontinental model of material culture studies. The essays gathered here engage with an entire gamut of issues pertaining to the perception and significance of object-oriented ontologies from a multifaceted perspective. The book offers a glimpse into the vast field of material cultural studies through an engagement with various geopolitical locales in Asia, Africa and Latin America, thereby familiarizing the reader with the nuances of non-European material culture(s).


Minu Susan Koshy currently works as Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Marthoma College for Women, Kerala, India. She has published extensively in national and international journals, and has conducted a number of workshops on cultural and critical theory. Her areas of interest include cultural studies, postcolonial studies and comparative and world literatures. Her books include Narrating Childhood Trauma: The Quest for Catharsis and a translation of the Malayalam anthology Tattoo, the winner of the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Geetha Hiranyan Awar.

Roshin George is Associate Professor of English at St. Thomas College, Kerala, India, and an Approved Research Guide at Mahatma Gandhi University, India. Her doctoral thesis focused on postmodernism and contemporary Indo-Anglian fiction. Her areas of interest include contemporary literary theory, postcolonial studies and world literature. She has published a number of journal articles.

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ISBN: 1-5275-9283-9

ISBN13: 978-1-5275-9283-4

Release Date: 13th January 2023

Pages: 210

Price: £67.99

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