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Postcolonial Development, (Non)Sovereignty and Affect: Living On in the Wake of Caribbean Political Independence

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Jonathan Pugh



This is the authors' accepted manuscript of an article that has been published in its final definitive form by Wiley-Blackwell, 2017.

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This paper sets out a new research agenda for work on postcolonial development, sovereignty and affect. It examines how ideals of postcolonial independence play out through the more heterogeneous affective atmospheres that disrupt neat paradigms of sovereign control and non-sovereignty in everyday life. The example employed is everyday life in a Caribbean government office, but the paper develops a wider set of new conceptual tools and ethnographic approaches so as to facilitate research in postcolonial studies and affect more generally.

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Author(s): Pugh J

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Antipode

Year: 2017

Volume: 49

Issue: 4

Pages: 867-882

Print publication date: 01/09/2017

Online publication date: 08/11/2016

Acceptance date: 12/10/2016

Date deposited: 12/10/2016

ISSN (print): 0066-4812

ISSN (electronic): 1467-8330

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell


DOI: 10.1111/anti.12305


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