The Post-colonial Studies Reader

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Taylor & Francis, 2006 - History - 587 pages
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The essential introduction to the most important texts in post-colonial theory and criticism, this second edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to include 121 extracts from key works in the field.

Leading, as well as lesser known figures in the fields of writing, theory and criticism contribute to this inspiring body of work that includes sections on nationalism, hybridity, diaspora and globalization. The Reader's wide-ranging approach reflects the remarkable diversity of work in the discipline along with 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, The Post-Colonial Studies Reader is the ideal starting point for students and issues a potent challenge to the ways in which we think and write about literature and culture.

 

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Excellent foundational resource for looking into the politics of English. At times the jargon can be daunting, but if you have a firm grounding in post-colonial, anti-colonial, and anti-racist research understanding, London's positioning is highly accessible

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Pretty much finding what I knew I'd find. Which means moving on to reading far afield with these debates in mind can begin now. Most of my problems with some critics who shall go unnamed for now have ... Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION TO THE SECOND EDITIOM
5
Abdul R JanMohamed
19
Homi K Bhabha
38
Stephen Slemon
51
Nicholas B Dirks
57
Achille Mbembe
66
Chinua Achebe
73
Alan J Bishop
80
Edward Kamau Brathwaite
281
PART ELEVEN
289
Michael Dash
295
Helen Gilbert
302
Marvin Carlson
309
PART TWELVE
317
Peter Hulme
325
Dipesh Chakrabarty
340

Tsenay Serequeberhan
89
Edward W Said
95
Stephen Slemon
102
PART FOUR
117
Homi K Bhabha
132
Kirsten Holst Petersen and Anna Rutherford
139
Edward Kamau Brathwaite
152
THE MYTH OF AUTHENTICITY
165
James Clifford
180
PART SEVEN
189
Mike Hill
203
Henry Louis Gates
216
Pal Ahluwalia
230
PART NINE
233
Trinh T Minhha
246
PART
261
Raja
276
Graham Huggan
355
PART FOURTEEN
371
INTRODUCTION TO PART FIVE 137
373
Thomas Macaulay
374
NgugT Wa Thiongo
389
S I A Kotei
404
Arjun Appadurai
417
PART SIXTEEN
425
Edward W Said
439
Amitava Kumar
455
Arjun Appadurai
468
Guy Hardt and Antonio Negri
481
Alfred W Crosby
494
Gordon Sayre
507
Laura E Donaldson
522
Richard King
531
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Bill Ashcroft is Associate Professor in the Department of English, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.

Tiffin is Professor of English at the University of Queensland.

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