The Critical Turn in Posthumanism and Postcolonial Interventions

  • Debashish Banerji
  • Makarand R. Paranjape


This chapter introduces the concept of the volume and its constituent essays. Critical Posthumanism has received increasing attention in recent times; but this volume attempts to open a new chapter in posthuman studies by bringing South Asian postcolonial considerations into the scholarship, with regard both to their subaltern critiques and their archives of positive engagement and transformation. In keeping with this objective, the volume has been divided into three sections containing five essays each - “Critical Theory – The Posthuman Turn,” “Subalternity and Posthumanism” and “Reconstructions.” The first section deals with critical cartographies of posthumanism, the second views posthumanism through a postcolonial, subaltern and feminist lenses; and the third seeks solutions from premodern and postmodern sources, particularly belonging to South Asia, related to planetary outcomes.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.California Institute of Integral StudiesSan FranciscoUSA
  2. 2.Jawaharlal Nehru UniversityNew DelhiIndia

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