The Resource Unthinking mastery : dehumanism and decolonial entanglements, Julietta Singh

Unthinking mastery : dehumanism and decolonial entanglements, Julietta Singh

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Unthinking mastery : dehumanism and decolonial entanglements
Title
Unthinking mastery
Title remainder
dehumanism and decolonial entanglements
Statement of responsibility
Julietta Singh
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Language
eng
Summary
Challenges a core, fraught dimension of geopolitical, cultural, and scholarly endeavor: the drive toward mastery over the self and others. Drawing on postcolonial theory, queer theory, new materialism, and animal studies, the author traces how pervasive the concept of mastery has been to modern politics and anticolonial movements. The author juxtaposes destructive uses of mastery, such as the colonial domination of bodies, against more laudable forms, such as intellectual and linguistic mastery, to underscore how the concept -- regardless of its use -- is rooted in histories of violence and the wielding of power. For anticolonial thinkers like Fanon and Gandhi, forms of bodily mastery were considered to be the key to a decolonial future. Yet as the author demonstrates, their advocacy for mastery unintentionally reinforced colonial logics. In readings of postcolonial literature by J.M. Coetzee, Mahasweta Devi, Indra Sinha, and Jamaica Kincaid, the author suggests that only by moving beyond the compulsive desire to become masterful human subjects can we disentangle ourselves from the legacies of violence and fantasies of invulnerability that lead us to hurt other humans, animals, and the environment
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OCoLC-P
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1976-
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Singh, Julietta
Index
index present
LC call number
PN56.P555
LC item number
S55 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Mahāśvetā Debī
  • Mahāśvetā Debī
  • Coetzee, J. M
  • Kincaid, Jamaica
  • Sinha, Indra
  • Coetzee, J. M
  • Kincaid, Jamaica
  • Sinha, Indra
  • Postcolonialism in literature
  • Power (Social sciences) in literature
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
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Unthinking mastery : dehumanism and decolonial entanglements, Julietta Singh
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: reading against mastery -- Decolonizing mastery -- The language of mastery -- Posthumanitarian fictions -- Humanimal dispossessions -- Cultivating discomfort -- Coda: surviving mastery
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 201 pages)
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online
Isbn
9780822369226
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (KUselect2017)101002
  • (OCoLC)985447636
  • (Knowledge Unlatched)(KUselect2017)101002
Label
Unthinking mastery : dehumanism and decolonial entanglements, Julietta Singh
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: reading against mastery -- Decolonizing mastery -- The language of mastery -- Posthumanitarian fictions -- Humanimal dispossessions -- Cultivating discomfort -- Coda: surviving mastery
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 201 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780822369226
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (KUselect2017)101002
  • (OCoLC)985447636
  • (Knowledge Unlatched)(KUselect2017)101002

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