Meanings Of Bandung Postcolonipb by Shilliam Robbie Pham Quynh N.
The Bandung Conference was the seminal event of the twentieth century that announced envisaged and mobilized for the prospect of a decolonial global order. It was the first meeting of Asian and African states most of which were newly independent to promote Afro-Asian economic and cultural cooperation and to oppose colonialism or neocolonialism by any nation. This book focuses on Bandung not only as a political and institutional platform but also as a cultural and spiritual moment in which formerly colonized peoples came together as global subjects who with multiple entanglements and aspirations co-imagined and deliberated on a just settlement to the colonial global order. It conceives of Bandung not just as a concrete political moment but also as an affective touchstone for inquiring into the meaning of the decolonial project more generally. In sum the book attends to what remains woefully under-studied: Bandung as the enunciation of a different globalism an alternative web of relationships across multiple borders and an-other archive of sensibilities desires as well as fears.