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Postcolonial theology has recently emerged as a site of intense intellectual and political energy and has taken its place in the interdisciplinary field of postcolonial studies. This volume is animated by the conviction that postcolonial theology is now ready for a second, deeper phase of engagement with postcolonial theory, one that moves beyond the general to the specific. No critic has been more emblematic of the challenging and contested field of postcolonial theory than Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak. In this volume, the product of a theological colloquium in which Spivak herself participated, theologians and biblical scholars engage with her thought in order to catalyze a diverse range of original theological and exegetical projects. The volume opens with a topographyof postcolonial theology and also includes other valuable introductory essays. At the center of the collection are transcriptions of two extended public dialogues with Spivak on theology and religion in general. A further dozen essays appropriate Spivak's work for theological and ethical reflection. The volume is also significant for the larger field of postcolonial studies in that it is the first to focus centrally on Spivak's immensely suggestive and vital concept of planetarity.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgements
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Introductions
  2. pp. 1-2
  1. A Tentative Topography of Postcolonial Theology
  2. pp. 3-14
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  1. Situating Spivak
  2. pp. 15-30
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  1. What Has Love to Do with It? Planetarity, Feminism, and Theology
  2. pp. 31-45
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  1. The Love We Cannot Not Want: A Response to Kwok Pui-lan
  2. pp. 46-52
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  1. Conversations
  2. pp. 53-54
  1. Love: A Conversation
  2. pp. 55-78
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  1. The Pterodactyl in the Margins: Detranscendentalizing Postcolonial Theology
  2. pp. 79-101
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  1. Lost in Translation? Tracing Linguistic and Economic Transactions in Three Texts
  2. pp. 102-117
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  1. Ghostly Encounters: Spirits, Memory, and the Holy Ghost
  2. pp. 118-135
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  1. Extempore Response to Susan Abraham, Tat-siong Benny Liew, and Mayra Rivera
  2. pp. 135-146
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  1. Appropriations
  2. pp. 147-148
  1. Planetary Subjects after the Death of Geography
  2. pp. 149-167
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  1. Love’s Multiplicity: Jeong and Spivak’s Notes toward Planetary Love
  2. pp. 168-190
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  1. Not Quite Not Agents of Oppression: Liberative Praxis for North American White Women
  2. pp. 191-208
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  1. Planetary Sightings?Negotiating Sexual Differences in Globalization’s Shadow
  2. pp. 209-224
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  1. ‘‘Effects of Grace’’: Detranscendentalizing
  2. pp. 225-237
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  1. Comparative Theology after ‘‘Religion’’
  2. pp. 238-257
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  1. Toward a Cosmopolitan Theology: Constructing Public Theology from the Future
  2. pp. 258-280
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  1. Pax Terra and Other Utopias? Planetarity, Cosmopolitanism, and the Kingdom of God
  2. pp. 281-302
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  1. Crip/tography: Of Karma and Cosmopolis
  2. pp. 303-330
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 331-410
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 411-414
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  1. Index of Names
  2. pp. 415-426
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780823248780
Related ISBN
9780823233250
MARC Record
OCLC
708566770
Pages
480
Launched on MUSE
2012-07-18
Language
English
Open Access
No
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