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Dangerous Liaisons: Gender, Nation and Postcolonial Perspectives

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Most people in the world, from Africa to Asia and beyond, live in the aftermath of colonialism. Their day-to-day lives are defined by their past history as colonized peoples, often in ways that are subtle or hard to define. Here contributors address the issues raised by the postcolonial condition, considering nationhood, history, gender and identity from an interdisciplinary perspective. Among the questions they address are: What are the boundaries of race and ethnicity in a diasporic world? How have women been so effectively excluded from national power? What have been the historical aftermaths of different forms of colonialism? What are the cultural and political consequences of colonial partitions of the nation-state?

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