Subaltern Planet of Cultural Studies

Charlie Samuya Veric

Abstract

A contribution to a mostly unwritten history, the essay provides a preliminary account of cultural studies in Asia, Africa, and Latin America from decolonization to globalization. My intention is two-fold, namely, to contribute to the history of cultural studies in the global South and experiment with the writing of planetary history to determine the lessons that can be learned when totality is imagined from below. I argue that whether it is the geopolitics of decolonization in Asia, the politics of indigenization in Africa, or the critique of knowledge-production in Latin America, cultural studies signifies the unfinished task of decolonization.


Keywords

cultural studies, postcolonial, planetarity

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13185/KK2011.01705