T Jarvis

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 2,552 - Total Helpful Votes: 182 of 202
Politics and Post-Colonial Theory: African Inflect&hellip by Pal Ahluwalia
Along with the other post-ish fields (post-structuralism, post-modernism) post-colonialism has a reputation of being obscure and difficult. This book cuts through any confusion and clearly sets out the different viewpoints of thinkers working within a postcolonial milieu. Each chapter begins with a comprehensive literature review, highlighting the relevant thoughts of such important thinkers as Edward Said and Gayatri Spivak, before critically exploring the theme at hand. The chapters deal with phenomena such as negritude, the crisis of modernity, subjectivity, citizenship and human rights.

I am complete novice to post-colonialism as an academic discipline, and as such, this… Read more
NOWI Suitcase Trolley Nowi 60 cm by NOWI
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I needed a small-to-medium size suitcase last-minute for a conference, and as this was available on Prime, and was fairly cheap, I opted it for it. I will admit I was expecting it to be terrible; I thought the handle or wheels would break or the zip would get stuck. I was pleasantly surprised when it arrived, however! It's obviously not a suitcase that will be able to withstand a lifetime of travel, but it's an absolutely perfect mid-size suitcase for taking on coaches or shorts holidays. I have only used this once, so I can't comment at this stage regarding its long-term resilience and durability. I will say, however, that I dragged it through London and Aberdeen, had it manhandled by… Read more
Security, Territory, Population: Lectures at the C&hellip by Michel Foucault
'Security, Territory, Population' is perhaps the most famous of Foucault's lecture series from his time as Chair of History of Systems of Thought at the College de France. Following on from 'Society Must be Defended', the first three lectures of STP elaborate on the concept of biopower, first introduced in 'History of Sexuality: Vol 1'. Lecture four marks a shift, however, with the exploration of the Christian pastorate and its role in governing the conduct of men, leading Foucault to introduce arguably his most widely utilised concept; governmentality. Foucault demonstrates mastery of a breath-taking range of source material for these lectures, tracing multiple strands of the rise of… Read more

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