By Daniel D. Carey, Lynn L. Festa
Over the past thirty years, postcolonial evaluations of eu imperial practices have reworked our figuring out of colonial ideology, resistance, and cultural touch. The Enlightenment has performed a posh yet frequently unacknowledged position during this dialogue, alternately reviled and honored because the harbinger of colonial dominion and avatar of liberation, as objective and protect, as shadow and light-weight. This quantity brings jointly arenas - eighteenth-century stories and postcolonial conception - as a way to interrogate the function and attractiveness of Enlightenment within the context of early ecu colonial objectives and postcolonial interrogations of Western imperial aspirations. With essays by way of prime students within the box, Postcolonial Enlightenment tackle concerns relevant not just to literature and philosophy but additionally to common background, faith, legislation, and the rising sciences of guy. The members situate a number writers - from Hobbes and Herder, Behn and Burke, to Defoe and Diderot - in relation either to eighteenth-century colonial practices and to key strategies inside of present postcolonial thought touching on race, globalization, human rights, sovereignty, and nationwide and private identification. by means of enlarging the temporal and geographic framework by which we learn, the essays during this quantity open up trade genealogies for different types, occasions and ideas principal to the emergence of worldwide modernity.Contributors: Siraj Ahmed, Srinivas Aravamudan, Daniel Carey, Lynn Festa, Doris Garraway, Suvir Kaul, David Lloyd, Felicity Nussbaum, Karen O'Brien, and Sven Trakulhun.