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March 04, 2004


Chun the Unavoidable
If you don't want to do cultural studies, or you think postcolonial theory doesn't make much empirical sense, or you suspect Foucault might be better if his histories stood up to further examination--well, then, golly, nobody cares.

The real question is, do you think these things? And what is "empirical sense," exactly?


Well, some people have classed my work under cultural studies, so I guess I have no objections to it :) I'm channeling Dad the Historian of Graeco-Roman Egypt on postcolonialism ("this ought to be relevant to my work, but...") and some other historian-acquaintances (who are not otherwise theory-averse) on Foucault.

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