This series showcases alternative directions for postcolonial studies by opening up new dialogues between disciplines and by widening its traditional subject matter. It attempts to counteract the dominance in colonial and postcolonial studies of one particular discipline, literary studies, making the case for a combination of disciplinary knowledges as the basis for contemporary postcolonial critique. To that end we welcome proposals from a range of disciplines: anthropology, geography, political science and religious studies, for example, as well as history and literature. We are particularly keen to publish work that brings together insights and methods from two or more of these disciplines, thereby establishing new approaches to the study of the colonial past and the contemporary globalised world. Books in the series aim to chart new developments in postcolonial studies, both by embracing new critical paradigms and by re-examining the relationship between the transnational/cultural, the global and the postcolonial in a rapidly evolving field.