ABook Report on Tuck& Yang’s conception of Inconsumerability
EveTuck and Wayne Yang attempt to unearth the true meaning ofdecolonization in their book, Decolonizationis not a metaphor.The volume is a work of non-fiction and would interest anyone that isconcerned with understanding the real meaning of emancipation. Thetitle of the book settles in well with the overall theme that isrevealed in the publication. The reader develops a notion of themanner in which the nature of the decolonization process eludes thecorrect meaning of the term. Tuck & Yangconceptualize social justice within the subsistence of a settlercolonial state (Tuck& Yang, 2012, p. 28).The authors develop an account of how the third worlddecolonizations, the abolition of slavery, and critical pedagogiesare used to obscure the proper connotation of decolonization. Tuck& Yang usethese concepts to delineate the meaning of Inconsumerability.
Inconsumerabilityemerges in the context of decolonization within the third worldcountries, the abolition of slavery, and critical pedagogies. Tuck &Yang advance the notion that studying the anti-colonial initiative ina global perspective disguises the true nature of decolonizationbecause issues such as the colonial context of the settlers areignored (Tuck& Yang, 2012, p. 29).Consequently, the realization of the events that unfold in the lessdeveloped nations is overlooked. In the same vein, the idea ofabolishing slavery involves expanding the land that the settlers ownby offering the prisoners or slaves a stake in the settler colonialstate (Tuck& Yang, 2012, p. 29).Thus, in the end, the Indigenous people are offered a smaller portionof what is rightfully theirs. Finally, the critical pedagogies placeemphasis on people`s understanding of land (Tuck& Yang, 2012, p. 30).For instance, different groups of individuals are associated with theareas that they live, as opposed to the histories that such regionsbring to the surface. Considering the ideas that have been advancedbeforehand, Tuck & Yang posit that Inconsumerability is therecognition of the reality that decolonization can only occur if achange in the current order of doing things is instituted. Thus, theauthors posit that land should be repatriated to the native tribes,slavery, and its modern forms should be abolished, and the imperialmetropole must be dismantled if the decolonization process must beaccurate.
Isuppose that this book is an excellent read for the person that isinterested in understanding the true meaning of decolonization. Tuck& Yang develop an accurate understanding of the obscurity thatsurrounds the concept of decolonization. My thinking is in line withthe opinions of these authors since independence should not beunderstood as the people of color taking the positions of the Whitesor switching places in the settler-colonial triad. Real emancipationcomes to the fore when a complete change in the colonial structure isput into effect. Additionally, the logically developed argument makesthe piece more authoritative. The authors begin by explaining whatthe discussion on Inconsumerability will be about. Afterward, theydiscuss how Inconsumerability comes to the surface through the threemovements. Finally, a fluid examination of the manner in which thecomplex nature of decolonization comes to the surface is developed.Also, the authors state a precise definition of the concept underdiscussion.
Iwould recommend this book to anyone who is interested inunderstanding the intricacies that are associated with thedecolonization process. Most publications ally decolonization withthe emancipation of the native groups in a region. This writing goesbeyond this definition it describes the decolonization process asone that involves the repatriation of land to the Natives, theabolition of slavery along with its contemporary manifestations, andthe dismantling of the imperial metropole. I believe that anyindividual that reads this book in an in-depth manner will developthe ability to come up with polished arguments regarding the currentstate of the third world nations.
Tuck,E. & Yang, K. (2012). Decolonization is not a metaphor, 1(1).