Marxism and the future of postcolonial theory

Review of Postcolonial Theory and the Specter of Capital (Verso, 2013) by Vivek Chibber.

First published in International Socialist Review Issue 92 (Spring 2014)

Vivek Chibber’s Postcolonial Theory and the Specter of Capital is a welcome contribution to the rich ongoing debate about the relationship between Marxism and postcolonial theory, the set of ideas and methods now prominent in the academic study of colonized and formerly colonized regions. But also stands apart for the political chord it has struck among those…