Bourdieu and Postcolonial Studies
Organizer: Raphael Dalleo
American Comparative Literature Association Conference
March 20th to 23rd, 2014
Conference Theme: Capital
Postcolonial studies emerged as an academic discipline in the 1980s as figures like Edward Said, Gayatri Spivak, and Homi Bhabha adapted post-structural theory by Foucault, Derrida, and Lacan to examinations of the non-European world. But since the early 1990s, there has been a move towards more materialist approaches in postcolonial studies, including Marxist critiques of the field as well as increased interest in archival research and book history.