Postcolonial approaches to understanding economies are of increasing significance as questions about the nature of globalisation, transnational flows of capital and workers, and the making and remaking of territorial borders assume centre stage in debates about contemporary economics. Yet, despite the growing academic and political urgency in understanding how ‘other’ cultures encounter ‘the West’, economics has been slow to engage with the ideas and challenges posed by postcolonial critiques. In turn, postcolonial approaches have been criticised for their simplistic treatment of the economic and for not engaging with existing economic analyses of poverty and wealth creation. Utilising examples drawn from India to Latin America, and bringing together scholars from a range of disciplines, including Geography, Economics, Development Studies, History and Women’s Studies, Postcolonial Economies breaks new ground in providing a space for nascent debates about postcolonialism and its treatment of the economic.
Editors: Jane Pollard, Cherly McEwan & Alex Hughes
Publisher: Zed Books