Spectral Nationality

Spectral Nationality

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This far-ranging and ambitious attempt to rethink postcolonial theory's discussion of the nation and nationalism brings the problems of the postcolonial condition to bear on the philosophy of freedom. Going against orthodoxy, Pheng Cheah retraces the universal-rationalist foundations and progressive origins of political organicism in the work of Kant and its development in philosophers in the German tradition such as Fichte, Hegel, and Marx.... of its reciprocally dependent parts to produce each other through auto-repair, auto-maintenance, and preservation, ... is an organized being (organisiertes Wesen) in which the material content and form of its parts (Teile) a€œare possible onlyanbsp;...

Title:Spectral Nationality
Author:Pheng Cheah
Publisher:Columbia University Press - 2012-06-19


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