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Hegel and Empire

From Postcolonialism to Globalism

Authors: Habib, M.A.R.

  • Offering a concise introduction not only to an important dimension of Hegel’s thought – his orientation towards “empire” – but also to the various issues raised by postcolonial theory and global studies
  • Provides a clear and nuanced appraisal of Hegel’s treatment of non-European cultures and of the implications of this treatment for postcolonial and global studies
  • Analyses in-depth readings of Hegel by postcolonial critics, exploring both the Eurocentric and potentially global nature of his dialectic
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This book provides a clear and nuanced appraisal of Hegel’s treatment of Africa, India, and Islam, and of the implications of this treatment for postcolonial and global studies. Analyzing Hegel’s master-slave dialectic and his views on Africa, India, and Islam, it situates these views not only within Hegel’s historical scheme but also within a broader European philosophical context and the debates they have provoked within Hegel scholarship. Each chapter explores various in depth readings of Hegel by postcolonial critics, investigating both the Eurocentric and potentially global nature of his dialectic. Ultimately, the book shows both where of this profoundly influential thinker archetypally embodies certain Eurocentric traits that have characterized modernity and how, ironically, he himself gives us the tools for working towards a more global vision.

Offering a concise introduction not only to an important dimension of Hegel’s thought – his orientation towards “empire” – but also to the various issues raised by postcolonial theory and global studies, this book will be of use to philosophers as well as advanced students of literary and cultural theory alike.

About the authors

M.A.R. Habib is Professor of English at Rutgers University, USA, and currently Visiting Professor at the Gulf University of Science and Technology in Kuwait. He is the author of A History of Literary Criticism from Plato to the Present (2005) and Hegel and the Foundations of Literary Theory (2018). 

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“Habib's Hegel and Empire is unique in being both highly ambitious in its far-reaching scope and at the same time painstakingly precise in all its details. I sense that it will soon emerge as a classic in the field.” (Aakash Singh Rathore, author of Hegel's India: A Reinterpretation, with Texts, 2017)

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eBook 41,64 €
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Hardcover 51,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-68411-6
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Hegel and Empire
Book Subtitle
From Postcolonialism to Globalism
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-68412-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-68412-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-68411-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 164
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