The essence, characteristics and limitation of post-colonialism: From Karl Marx's point of view [Book Review]

Frontiers of Philosophy in China 1 (2):279-294 (2006)
Abstract
Following postmodernism, post-colonialism reflects modernity from a new perspective-the cultural perspective. Post-colonialism interprets colonialism contained in modernity, deconstructs orientalism and cultural hegemonism, and turns western reflection of modernity into an inquiry about the global relationship between the East and the West. Post-colonialism brings forward a new theoretical domain, that is, the colonizational relationship between the East and the West in the process of modernization. This interpretation expresses a strong tendency of anti-western centrality and shares some ideas with Marxism. This article discusses the essence, characteristics, and limitation of post-colonialism from the viewpoint of Marxism, expecting to further the study of post-colonialism and its relationship with Marxism
Keywords post-colonialism  essence  characteristics  limitation  cultural hegemony  cultural hybridity
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