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A critique of Jean-François Bayart's polemics against postcolonial studies, which, it is argued, works through unsubstantiated generalizations rather than detailed analysis of the key texts in the field.
Six years after banning pupils from wearing a hijab in public high schools, in July 2010, French deputies passed a law that forbids women from wearing the "integral veil" (or niqab , an outfit hiding the entire face except the eyes) in public spaces. This article examines why such a repressive...
This article isolates a few flashpoints in the debating space opened up by the copresence, within a volume, of contributions by Jean-François Bayart, Achille Mbembe, and Ann Laura Stoler. The concepts or notions discussed are useful as core samplings of the multiple layers of the postcolonial...
If the Republic and Empire are now difficult to view as mutually exclusive categories in contemporary France, few scholars have sought to address the conventions of knowledge production that have made France's own history of a racialized polity so rarely a subject for the French academic elite....
The essay responds to attacks and defenses of postcolonial studies by Jean-François Bayart, Achille Mbembe, and Ann Laura Stoler, drawing attention to the limited understanding of difference and subjectivity in all essays.
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