Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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978-1-78660-900-7 • Hardback • August 2019 • $150.00 • (£115.00)
978-1-5381-4797-9 • Paperback • March 2022 • $36.00 • (£28.00)
978-1-78660-901-4 • eBook • August 2019 • $34.00 • (£26.00)
Carlos Rivera Santana is assistant professor of Hispanic Studies at the College of William & Mary, Williamsburg. He was previously a research associate at CENTRO Hunter College, CUNY.
1. Introduction: Archaeology of Colonisation
Part 1: Origins: Colonial Aesthetics (The Caribbean)
2. Aesthetics of Ugliness
3. Monstrous Anthropology
Part 2: Command (Queensland, Australia)
5. Biopolitics in Colonisation: The Inequality of Human Races
6. The Blanket Approach
7. State of Exception in Australia
8. Conclusion: Colonisation
This book offers an innovative and exciting extension of postcolonial analysis, ranging from aesthetics to biopolitics and demonstrating the continued applicability and range of postcolonial theory. In particular, the use of biopolitics to examine colonialism’s continued legacy of racial inequality is illuminating.
— Bill Ashcroft, University of New South Wales
Carlos Rivera Santana’s book offers an innovative decolonial analysis, combining biopolitics with a focus on the aesthetic construction of ugliness and beauty, or what he calls “manufactured fictions.” Taking Queensland Australia as his case study allows him to focus on one of the most recent colonial operations. This meticulously researched, rigorously argued work will expand our analysis of power in the contemporary world.
— Linda Martín Alcoff, Professor of Philosophy, Hunter College, City University of New York
Carlos Rivera Santana offers a compelling and original discussion of colonisation beyond the common Anglo-American discourses of racialized hierarchies. Through meticulous research, this book innovates an account of processes of colonisation from interdisciplinary theoretical perspectives, which lay emphasis to non-discursive practices of power. The re-reading of Foucault and biopolitics via ‘decolonial’ thinking is to be welcomed.
— Sanjay Sharma, Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Communications, Brunel University