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After empire: melancholia or convivial culture?

After empire: melancholia or convivial culture?

Gilroy, Paul

'After Empire' explores Britain's failure to come to terms with the loss of its empire and pre-eminent global standing. It shows that what we make of the country's postcolonial opportunity will influence the future of Europe and the viability of race as a political category

Paperback, Hardback, Book. English.
Published London: Routledge, 2004
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Statement of responsibility: Paul Gilroy
ISBN: 0415343070, 0415343089, 9780415343077, 9780415343084
Intended audience: Specialized.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: xiv, 183 p. ; 24 cm.
Subject: Great Britain Race relations.; Multiculturalism Great Britain.; Multiculturalism; Great Britain


  1. Part 1: The Planet
  2. 1. Race and the Right to be Human
  3. 2. Cosmopolitanism Contested Part 2: Albion
  4. 3. Has it Come to This?
  5. 4. The Negative Dialectics of Conviviality

Author note

Paul Gilroy is a leading figure in international cultural studies. He is Chair of the Department of African-American Studies at Yale. Previously he was Professor of Sociology and Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths. His book There Ain't No Black in the Union Jack is now a Routledge classic.