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JPN Reviews

Annie Tinsley on Jane Lydon & Uzma Z. Rizvi’s Handbook of Postcolonial Archaeology (Walnut Creek, California: Left Coast Press, Inc. 2010).

December 22nd, 2012|

"Studies in postcolonialism serve as the impetus for the formation of Handbook of Postcolonial Archaeology. Against the grain of traditional handbooks this book is presented as short chapters offering new ways of thinking."

Jørgen Skov Sørensen asks, Is there a postcolonial mission without a postcolonial theology…?

December 5th, 2012|

Is there a postcolonial mission without a postcolonial theology…?
Dana L. Robert. Christian Mission: How Christianity became a World Religion. Blackwell Brief Histories of Religion Series. Malden and Oxford:Wiley-Blackwell, 2009.
Ogbu U. Kalu, Peter Vethanayagamony and Edmund Kee-Fook Chia (eds.). Mission after Christendom: Emergent Themes in Contemporary Mission. Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2010.
Marion Grau. Rethinking Mission […]

Erickson on Three Recent Releases by Hiddleston, Srivastava & Bhattacharya, and Morris.

November 26th, 2012|

Jane Hiddleston. Poststructuralism and Postcoloniality: The Anxiety of Theory. Liverpool University Press, 2010. p. 207.
Neelam Srivastava and Baidik Bhattacharya (Ed.). The Postcolonial Gramsci. New York: Routledge, 2012. p. 253.
Rosalind Morris (Ed). Can the Subaltern Speak?: Reflections on the History of an Idea. New York: Columbia University Press, 2010. p. 318.
Reviewer: Jacob J. Erickson, […]

Gerard Loughlin on Lisa Isherwood and Mark D. Jordan’s Dancing Theology in Fetish Boots: Essays in Honour of Marcella Althaus-Reid

November 11th, 2012|

Lisa Isherwood and Mark D. Jordan (eds), Dancing Theology in Fetish Boots: Essays in Honour of Marcella Althaus-Reid (London: SCM Press, 2010), pp. 281. 
Reviewer: Gerard Loughlin, gerard.loughlin@durham.ac.uk
It is hard to imagine that those who met her forgot their meeting with Marcella Althaus-Reid (1952-2009), the author of Indecent Theology (2000) and The Queer God (2003). Though […]

Daan Manojlovic’s review of Aydemir, Murat, (Ed). Indiscretions: At the Intersection of Queer and Postcolonial Theory.

October 27th, 2012|

"Ferguson argues that ideologies such as Marxism and revolutionary nationalism tend to base their analyses of inequality on privileging one axis of oppression . . . "

Review of Jessica Langer’s Postcolonialism And Science Fiction. New York, NY: Palgrave MacMillan, 2011.

October 14th, 2012|

Langer, Jessica. Postcolonialism And Science Fiction. New York, NY: Palgrave MacMillan, 2011. 1x +188pp.
Reviewer: Rodney Thomas Jr., miteewarrior@hotmail.com
A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to watch Kenya’s first science fiction motion picture, a 22-minute silent short film entitled “Pumzi.” The setting is a dystopian future where Nairobi culture has been repressed by scientific […]

Review of Rubén Muñoz-Larrondo. A Postcolonial Reading of the Acts of the Apostles, Studies in Biblical Literature 147. New York: Peter Lang, 2012.

September 27th, 2012|

Review of Rubén Muñoz-Larrondo. A Postcolonial Reading of the Acts of the Apostles, Studies in Biblical Literature 147. New York: Peter Lang, 2012. pp. xiv + 249. 
Reviewer: Martin William Mittelstadt, mittelstadtm@evangel.edu
I remember well my first introduction to the complex background of the New Testement world. As an undergrad in the early 1980s, I was encouraged […]