Postcolonialism

ISBN-10: 0192801821
ISBN-13: 9780192801821
Edition: 2003
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Description: Postcolonialism explores the political, social, and cultural effects of decolonization, continuing the anti-colonial challenge to western dominance. This lively and innovative account of both the history and key debates of postcolonialism discusses  More...

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Book details

List price: $11.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/25/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 4.37" wide x 6.85" long x 0.43" tall
Weight: 0.704
Language: English

Postcolonialism explores the political, social, and cultural effects of decolonization, continuing the anti-colonial challenge to western dominance. This lively and innovative account of both the history and key debates of postcolonialism discusses its importance as an historical condition, and as a means of changing the way we think about the world. Key concepts and issues are considered, with reference to particular cultural and historical examples, such as the status of aboriginal people, cultural nomadism, Western feminism, the innovative fiction of Garcia Marquez and Salman Rushdie, and the postcolonial cities of London, Bombay and Cairo. The work of theorists such as Homi Bhabha, Edward Said, Frantz Fanon, and Gayatri Spivak are woven into the discussion, making this fascinating subject relevant and accessible to a wider audience.

Acknowledgements
List of illustrations
Introduction: Montage
Subaltern knowledge
History and power, from below and above
Space and land
Hybridity
Postcolonial feminism
Globalization from a postcolonial perspective
Translation
References
Further reading
Index

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