Marxism, Modernity and Postcolonial Studies (Cultural by Crystal Bartolovich, Neil Lazarus

By Crystal Bartolovich, Neil Lazarus

What's the courting among Marxism and postcolonial notion? Can a progressive eu ideology be an emancipatory highbrow device within the post-imperial global? Or, in websites the place eu idea is usually handled with suspicion, does it repeat distrusted legacies and epistemologies? This assortment is the 1st systematic try and supply an summary of this collision. a world solid of participants problem the elision of Marxist proposal within the debate on what the time period "postcolonial" really involves. the quantity is key studying for all engaged in postcolonial and cultural stories.

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War has been an issue only in that the people and the conservative government have resisted involvement in foreign wars like Korea and Vietnam. Making what concessions were necessary under the Security Treaty with the Americans, the government has sought only involvement that would bring economic profit to Japanese enterprise. (Schurmann 1974: 143) For all its similarities with premodern and early modern modes of rule and accumulation, the post-Second World War US-centric East Asian regime differs radically from its predecessors in at least one respect: the incomparably greater size and technological sophistication of the US military–industrial apparatus.

And although the US state still has a privileged access to its services and resources, the main tendency of the last thirty years has been for all nation-states, including the US, to become the servant rather than the master of extraterritorial high finance. Equally important, the transnational expansion of US corporations has called forth competitive responses in old and new centers of capital accumulation that have weakened, and eventually reversed, US claims on foreign incomes and resources.

And in spite of the extraordinary expansion of its domestic production and foreign trade over the last fifteen years, its GNP per capita at world market prices has remained among the lowest in the world (Lu 2000: 121–71). Nevertheless, this failure of relative GNP per capita at world market prices to rise, has further increased the attractiveness of the PRC’s huge reserves of labor for foreign capital and entrepreneurship, as reflected in the explosive growth of capital flows to China since the late 1980s (Arrighi 1994).

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