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date: 21 November 2019

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This chapter surveys changes in postcolonial approaches to knowledge production in response to globalizing pressures. Binary models are now yielding to cross-disciplinary and transnational inquiry and to dialogues with other knowledge producers within and outside the academy and beyond the Anglocentric sphere. Meanwhile, indigenous, multilingual and multicultural analyses of transverse alliances along with cross-cutting spatial/temporal metaphors such as tidalectics, globalectics and planetarity reflect a renewed emphasis on the transformative power of the imagination across the disciplines to envision hope for a decolonized future. Key theoretical terms such as resistance, creolity and subalternity are being productively revisited, and ideologically loaded geospatial markers such as East/West and North/South are being creatively revised in light of changing global power relations. While collaborative engagement across disciplinary boundaries remains rare, recent evidence suggests that postcolonial scholars are re-articulating methods and models to meet the needs of a changing global scene.

Keywords: Cross-disciplinarity, globalization, knowledge production, transnational studies

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