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Postcolonial Artists and Global Aesthetics: Book by Akinwumi Adesokan

Postcolonial Artists and Global Aesthetics

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ISBN: 9780253223456    Publisher: Indiana University Press Year of publishing: 2011     Format:  Paperback No of Pages: 252        
What happens when social and political processes such as globalization shape cultural production? Drawing on a range of writers and filmmakers from Africa and elsewhere, Akin Adesokan explores the forces...Read more
What happens when social and political processes such as globalization shape cultural production? Drawing on a range of writers and filmmakers from Africa and elsewhere, Akin Adesokan explores the forces at work in the production and circulation of culture in a globalized world. He tackles problems such as artistic representation in the era of decolonization, the uneven development of aesthetics across the world, and the impact of location and commodity culture on genres, with a distinctive approach that exposes the global processes transforming cultural forms.
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About the author: Akinwumi Adesokan

Akin Adesokan is Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature at Indiana University Bloomington and author of the novel Roots in the Sky. His writings... Read more

Akin Adesokan is Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature at Indiana University Bloomington and author of the novel Roots in the Sky. His writings have appeared in Screen, Textual Practice, Chimurenga, and Research in African Literatures.
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Review:
This book is a significant intervention in debates on post-colonialism and a model of intellectual ambition in its constant crossing of disciplinary and generic boundaries." Jonathan Haynes, Long...Read more
This book is a significant intervention in debates on post-colonialism and a model of intellectual ambition in its constant crossing of disciplinary and generic boundaries." Jonathan Haynes, Long Island University
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