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Abstract  

The events of September 11th have had a deep impact on theoretical discourses. A reality marked by conflicts challenges the widely debated postcolonial theories which for a long time have described cultural contact in conciliatory, consensual terms as “hybridity” or “Third Space”. In the wake of this paradigm shift there has been a renaissance of antagonistically organized concepts such as Huntington’s “clash of civilization”, long considered obsolete. The rhetorical patterns of Franz Fanon, a forgotten founder of postcolonial studies, have also experienced a revival in the daily press since 9/11. In this sense the terrorist attacks are seen as the answer of the “wretched of the earth” to globalization. The recourse to Fanon’s metaphors highlights how far the canonized postcolonial theories of Said, Bhabha and Spivak are removed from their subject and how, due to their “fashionable” status, they have gained a problematic momentum. It also implicitly questions the purpose of theories in general.

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  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous) SJR Quartile Score (2018): Q4
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous) SJR Quartile Score (2018): Q3
  • Law SJR Quartile Score (2018): Q4
  • Scimago Journal Rank (2018): 0.128
  • SJR Hirsch-Index (2018): 7

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Neohelicon
Language English
Size B5
Year of
Foundation
1973
Volumes
per Year
1
Issues
per Year
2
Founder Akadémiai Kiadó
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Address
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
Publisher Akadémiai Kiadó
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
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Address
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
CH-6330 Cham, Switzerland Gewerbestrasse 11.
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Publisher
Chief Executive Officer, Akadémiai Kiadó
ISSN 0324-4652 (Print)
ISSN 1588-2810 (Online)