[Download] ➺ White Mythologies Author Robert J.C. Young – Anguillais.us

White MythologiesWe Must, Many Now Argue, Get Back To History But Which One History Has Always Been A Problematical Concept In Western Theory, Particularly For Marxism In The Wake Of Postmodernism, Its Status Has Become Ever Less Certain Is It Possible To Write History That Avoids The Trap Of Eurocentrism Robert Young S Investigation Of The History Of History , From Hegel And Marx To Althusser And Foucault, Calls Into Question The Eurocentrism Of Traditional Marxist Accounts Of A Single World History , In Which, As He Shows, The Third World Appears As An Unassimilable Excess, Surplus To The Narrative Of The West Young Goes On To Consider Recent Questionings Of The Limits Of Western Knowledge He Argues That The Efforts Of Edward Said, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak And Homi Bhabha To Formulate Non Historicist Ways Of Thinking And Writing History Are Part Of A Larger Project Of A Decolonisation Of History And A Deconstruction Of The West.

[Download] ➺ White Mythologies Author Robert J.C. Young – Anguillais.us
  • Paperback
  • 240 pages
  • White Mythologies
  • Robert J.C. Young
  • English
  • 27 October 2018
  • 9780415053723

    10 thoughts on “[Download] ➺ White Mythologies Author Robert J.C. Young – Anguillais.us


  1. says:

    I don t consider myself qualified to review this book in its academic context but 5 stars mostly to signal that I found it incredibly useful and relatively accessible would recommend to people interested in postcolonial theory


  2. says:

    This book is a treasure chest of insights Each chapter looks at one scholar and his or her intervention into the ongoing discussion pertaining to the question of whether world history is necessarily a Eurocentric concept.At times, the text is jargon heavy and if one is unfamiliar with the intricacies of a particular scholar s work, then one may feel lost I recommend familiarizing oneself with some of the works of scholars like Satre, Jameson, Foucault, Said, Spivak, Bhabha to obtain a cursory understanding of their major theoretical interventions as it pertains to navigating and narrating history With such a cursory understanding, one can decently understand Young s summarization of a particular theorist s work, and by extension decently understand Young s commentary on said work Indeed, Young s commentary is rich and truly does allow for a deeper understanding of the problematics that inform the navigation and narration of the condition and trajectory of world history Among other things, Young looks at the forms of accounting for the past that were, and continue to be, delegitimized as a result of the colonial and neocolonial experience, the various lenses through which one can view and un...


  3. says:

    Marked it as to read


  4. says:

    A scholarly treatise on the inadequacies of theories dealing with the writing of history.

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