Post-Colonial Studies Reader

ISBN-10: 0415345650
ISBN-13: 9780415345651
Edition: 2nd 2005 (Revised)
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Description: i The Postcolonial Studies /i i Reader /i is the essential introduction to the most important texts in post-colonial theory and criticism. Updating and expanding the coverage of the highly successful first edition, this second edition now offers 121  More...

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List price: $49.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 1/13/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.804
Language: English

i The Postcolonial Studies /i i Reader /i is the essential introduction to the most important texts in post-colonial theory and criticism. Updating and expanding the coverage of the highly successful first edition, this second edition now offers 121 extracts from key works in the field, arranged in clearly introduced sections on: br · Issues and Debates br · Universality and Difference br · Representation and Resistance br · Nationalism br · Hybridity br · Indigeneity br · Ethnicity br · Race br · Feminism br · Language br · The Body and Performance br · History br · Place br · Education br · Production and Consumption br · Diaspora br · Globalization br · Environment br · The Sacred br br Leading figures in the areas of post-colonial writing, theory and criticism are represented, as are critics who are as yet less well-known. As inthe first edition, the i Reader /i ranges as widely as possible in order to reflect the remarkable diversity of work in the discipline and the vibrancy of anti-imperialist writing both within and without the metropolitan centres. Covering more debates, topics and critics than any comparable book in its field, i The Postcolonial Studies Reader /i provides the ideal starting point for students and issues a potent challenge to the ways in which we think and write about literature and culture.

Mikko Lahtinen: Mikko Lahtinen, Soc.Sc.D. (1997) in Political Science, University of Tampere (Finland), Ph.D. (2006) in History of Ideas, University of Oulu (Finland), is senior lecturer of Political Science at University of Tampere. He has published widely on the political theory, history of political philosophy from Antiquity to contemporary thought, Niccolò Machiavelli and Renaissance thought, Montesquieu and Enlightenment, and the Marxist theory from Marx to Gramsci and Althusser.His theoretical-methodological work focuses on the development of the 'conjunctural' theory of history and politics. His forthcoming book "The Land of Libries" (in Finnish) concerns public library as a strong democratic element in Finnish society.

Tiffin is Professor of English at the University of Queensland.

Deborah L. Rhode is Professor of Law at Stanford University and former Director of Stanford's Institute for Research on Women and Gender.Bill Ashcroft is Associate Professor in the Department of English, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.

General introduction
Introduction to the second edition
Issues and debates
Introduction to part one
The occasion for speaking
The economy of Manichean allegory
Can the subaltern speak?
Signs taken for wonders
Problems in current theories of colonial discourse
The scramble for post-colonialism
Colonialism and culture
The nature of things : arrested decolonization and critical theory
The intimacy of tyranny
Universality and difference
Introduction to part two
Colonialist criticism
Heroic ethnocentrism : the idea of universality in literature
Western mathematics : the secret weapon of cultural imperialism
Jameson's rhetoric of otherness and the 'national allergory'
The critique of Eurocentrism
Representation and resistance
Introduction to part three
Resistance, opposition and representation
Post-colonial literatures and counter-discourse
Unsettling the empire : resistance theory for the second world
The rhetoric of English India
Colonialism, racism and representation
Networks of resistance
Introduction to part four
National culture
Imagined communities
Nationalism as a problem
The national longing for form
Dissemination : time, narrative, and the margins of the modern nation
What ish my nation?
Introduction to part five
Fossil and psyche
Named for Victoria, Queen of England
Of the marvellous realism of the Haitians
Marvellous realism : the way out of negritude
Creolization in Jamaica
Cultural diversity and cultural differences
The cultural politics of hybridity
Introduction to part six
The myth of authenticity
Who can write as other?
The representation of the indigene
Postcolonialism, ideology, and native American literature
Indigenous articulations
The white inuit speaks : contamination as literary strategy
Introduction to part seven
Who is ethnic?

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