Postcolonize now

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This chapter offers postcolonizing ruminations around (rather than a survey of or recounting about) postcolonial biblical criticisms and postcolonial theologies. I highlight and reflect on relevant issues in the rise of postcolonial criticism within Commonwealth and Third World Literature Studies, and its entry into biblical and theological studies where it cross-fertilizes with modes of contextual and liberation engagements. In the process i address matters that, in my humble opinion, require the attention and involvement of biblical critics and theologians in the Asia-Pasifika (and beyond) who decide to wade into the currents of postcolonial criticism. These matters, spread out like reefs in the sea, include native color and agency (identity); foreign and local empires (power); oral and visual native texts (scriptures); and the overlaying nodes of the secular and the sacred (space).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPostcolonial voices from downunder
Subtitle of host publicationIndigenous matters, confronting readings
EditorsJione Havea
Place of PublicationEugene, OR
PublisherPickwick Publications
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781532605871
ISBN (Print)9781532605864, 9781532605888
Publication statusPublished - 2017


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