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Ashcroft, Bill 1946-

Works: 68 works in 430 publications in 5 languages and 14,649 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Dictionaries  Terminology  History  Biography  Encyclopedias 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR9080, 801.95092
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Most widely held works by Bill Ashcroft
The empire writes back : theory and practice in post-colonial literatures by Bill Ashcroft( Book )

69 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The experience of colonization and the challenges of a post-colonial world have produced an explosion of new writing in English. This diverse and powerful body of literature has established a specific practice of post-colonial writing in cultures as various as India, Australia, the West Indies and Canada, and has challenged both the traditional canon and dominant ideas of literature and culture. The Empire Writes Back was the first major theoretical account of a wide range of post-colonial texts and their relation to the larger issues of post-colonial culture, and remains one of the most significant works published in this field. The authors, three leading figures in post-colonial studies, open up debates about the interrelationships of post-colonial literatures, investigate the powerful forces acting on language in the post-colonial text, and show how these texts constitute a radical critique of Eurocentric notions of literature and language."--Publisher description
The post-colonial studies reader by Bill Ashcroft( Book )

60 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 1,483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the most exciting features of English literatures today is the explosion of post-colonial literatures, those literatures written in English in formerly colonised societies. This field has given rise to a great range of theoretical ideas, concepts, problems and debates, and these have been addressed in a great range of articles, essays, talks and books published or written from every continent. This book brings together a selection of these theoretical issues in a way that indicates and celebrates the immense diversity of post-colonial theory. As such it will be an indispensable volume for students, teachers, researchers and theorists, and anybody interested in the field." "The uniqueness of this volume is in its range and comprehensiveness. By bringing together nearly ninety extracts from over fifty different writers, it demonstrates the vast spread of post-colonial theory, the degree to which such theory is emerging outside the metropolitan intellectual centres, and the significance such theory has in the practical political issues of living in this range of societies. This book makes accessible the full range of post-colonial theory, which otherwise would be either difficult or impossible for students, teachers or researchers to fully utilize."--Jacket
Edward Said : the paradox of identity by Bill Ashcroft( Book )

66 editions published between 12 and 2009 in English and Arabic and held by 1,133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The field of post-colonial studies would not be what it is today without the work of Edward Said. Similarly, he has played a vital role in bringing the plight of Palestine before a world audience." "This volume introduces the ideas at the heart of Said's work, both scholarly and journalistic. Together these ideas make a highly influential statement on the nature of identity formation in the post-colonial world and offer a new understanding of the links between text or critic and their material contexts ('the world'). The authors ask why this work has proved so important, examining its contexts, implications and impact." "With its accessible style, clear explanations of key terms, end-of-chapter summaries and fully annotated guide to further reading, this revised and fully updated edition of a book first published in 1999 is the ideal companion for readers new to Said."--Jacket
Post-colonial studies : the key concepts by Bill Ashcroft( Book )

79 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,044 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Post-colonial studies stands at the intersection of debates about race, colonialism, gender, politics and language. In the language of post-colonial studies, some words are new while others are familiar but charged with a new significance. This volume provides an essential key to understanding the issues that characterize post-colonialism, explaining what it is, where it is encountered and why it is crucial in forging new cultural identities, Among the subjects defined and discussed are: disapora, Fanonism, Imperialism, Manicheanism, mimicry, negritude, Orientalism, settler-colony, and transculturation." "This comprehensive glossary has extensive cross-referencing, each entry is supplemented by suggestions for further reading, and there is a comprehensive bibliography of essential writings in post-colonial studies."--Jacket
Key concepts in post-colonial studies by Bill Ashcroft( Book )

26 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Post-colonialism as a subject stands at the intersection of the debate surrounding race, colonialism, gender, politics and language. This reference work is probably the only current title solely dedicated to examining the subject
Post-colonial transformation by Bill Ashcroft( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Post-Colonial Transformation demonstrates how widespread the strategy of transformation has been; investigates political and literary resistance; examines the nature of post-colonial societies' engagement with imperial language, history, allegory and place; and offers radical new perspectives in post-colonial theory in principles of habitation and horizonality." "Post-Colonial Transformation breaks new theoretical ground while demonstrating the relevance of a wide range of theoretical practices, and extending the exploration of topics fundamentally important to the field of post-colonial studies."--Jacket
Caliban's voice : the transformation of English in post-colonial literatures by Bill Ashcroft( Book )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Shakespeare's Tempest, Caliban says to Miranda and Prospero: ' taught me language, and my profit on't Is, I know how to curse'. With this statement, he gives voice to an issue that lies at the centre of post-colonial studies. Can Caliban own Prospero's language? Can he use it to do more than curse? Caliban's Voice examines the ways in which post-colonial literatures have transformed English to redefine what we understand to be 'English Literature'. It investigates the importance of language learning in the imperial mission, the function of language in ideas of race and place, the link between language and identity, the move from orature to literature and the significance of translation.By demonstrating the dialogue that occurs between writers and readers in literature, Bill Ashcroft argues that cultural identity is not locked up in language, but that language, even a dominant colonial language, can be transformed to convey the realities of many different cultures. Using the figure of Caliban, Ashcroft weaves a consistent and resonant thread through his discussion of the post-colonial experience of life in the English language, and the power of its transformation into new and creative forms
On post-colonial futures : transformations of colonial culture by Bill Ashcroft( Book )

15 editions published in 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work proposes a radical view of the influence that colonized societies have had on their former colonizers. It investigates the transformative effects of post-colonial resistance and the continuing relevance of colonial struggle
White and deadly : sugar and colonialism( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literature for our times : postcolonial studies in the twenty-first century by Association for Commonwealth literature and language studies( Book )

9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literature for Our Times offers the widest range of essays on present and future directions in postcolonial studies ever gathered together in one volume. Demonstrating the capacity of different approaches and methodologies to 'live together' in a spirit of 'convivial democracy', these essays range widely across regions, genres, and themes to suggest the many different directions in which the field is moving. Beginning with an engagement with global concerns such as world literatures and cosmopolitanism, translation, diaspora and migrancy, established and emerging critics demonstrate the ways i
Identifying Australia in postmodern times( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intimate horizons : the post-colonial sacred in Australian literature by Bill Ashcroft( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gimbals of unease : the poetry of Francis Webb by Bill Ashcroft( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edward Said and the post-colonial( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Patrick White centenary : the legacy of a prodigal son by Cynthia Vanden Driesen( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume marks the birth centenary of a giant amongst contemporary writers: the Australian Nobel prize-winning novelist, Patrick White (1912-1990). It proffers an invaluable insight into the current state of White studies through commentaries drawn from an international galaxy of eminent critics, as well as from newer talents. The book proves that interest in White's work continues to grow and diversify. Every essay offers a new insight: some are re-evaluations by seasoned critics who revise earlier positions significantly; others admit new light onto what has seemed like well-trodden terrain or focus on works perhaps undervalued in the past--his poetry, an early short story or novel--which are now subjected to fresh attention. His posthumous work has also won attention from prominent critics. New comparisons with other international writers have been drawn in terms of subject matter, themes and philosophy. The expansion of critical attention into fields like photography and film opens new possibilities for enhancing further appreciation of his work. White's interest in public issues such as the treatment of Australia's Indigenous peoples, human rights and Australian nationalism is refracted through the inclusion of relevant commentaries from notable contributors. For the first time in Australian literary history, Indigenous scholars have participated in a celebration of the work of a white Australian writer. All of this highlights a new direction in White studies--the appreciation of his stature as a public intellectual. The book demonstrates that White's legacy has limitless possibilities for further growth
Edward Said : la paradoja de la identidad by Bill Ashcroft( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in Spanish and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Best management guidelines for irrigation of carrots and onions( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theory and practice in post-colonial literatures by Bill Ashcroft( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Posutokoroniaru jiten( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in Japanese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lighting dark places : essays on Kate Grenville by Sue Kossew( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first published collection of critical essays on the work of Kate Grenville, one of Australia's most important contemporary writers. Grenville has been acclaimed for her novels, winning numerous national and international prizes including the Orange Prize for Fiction and the Commonwealth Writers' Prize. Her novels are marked by sharp observations of outsider figures who are often under pressure to conform to society's norms. More recently, she has written novels set in Australia's past, revisiting and re-imagining colonial encounters between settlers and Indigenous Australians. This
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The post-colonial studies reader
Alternative Names
Ashcroft, Bill

Ashcroft, William David.

Ashcroft, William David 1946-

Ashukurofuto, Biru 1946-

Aškrūfit, Bīl 1946-

بيل أشكروفت، 1946-

アシュクロフトビル 1946-

アッシュクロフト, ビル

The post-colonial studies readerEdward Said : the paradox of identityPost-colonial studies : the key conceptsKey concepts in post-colonial studiesPost-colonial transformationCaliban's voice : the transformation of English in post-colonial literaturesOn post-colonial futures : transformations of colonial cultureWhite and deadly : sugar and colonialism