This essay considers recent critiques of postcolonial theory and proposes democracy as a theme likely to prove crucial for the future of the field. It argues that a properly postcolonial turn toward democracy demands a new philosophical, political, and ethical valuation of the concept of naïveté.
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Leela Gandhi; The Pauper's Gift: Postcolonial Theory and the New Democratic Dispensation. Public Culture 1 January 2011; 23 (1): 27–38. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/08992363-2010-013
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