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Ashcroft, Bill 1946-

Works: 62 works in 405 publications in 5 languages and 14,089 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Dictionaries  Terminology  History  Biography  Encyclopedias 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR9080, 325.3
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Most widely held works by Bill Ashcroft
The post-colonial studies reader by Bill Ashcroft ( )
120 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 4,283 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."--BOOK JACKET
Edward Said by Bill Ashcroft ( )
58 editions published between 12 and 2009 in English and held by 2,727 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."
The empire writes back : theory and practice in post-colonial literatures by Bill Ashcroft ( Book )
68 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and held by 2,167 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
On post-colonial futures transformations of colonial culture by Bill Ashcroft ( )
14 editions published in 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,159 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
Post-colonial transformation by Bill Ashcroft ( )
15 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 1,088 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."--BOOK JACKET
Key concepts in post-colonial studies by Bill Ashcroft ( Book )
25 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 788 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
Caliban's voice the transformation of English in post-colonial literatures by Bill Ashcroft ( )
14 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Shakespeares Tempest, Caliban says to Miranda and Prospero:. €€€€€€ " ... you taught me language, and my profit ont. €€€€€€€ 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 Prosperos language? Can he use it to do more than curse?. Calibans 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
Literature for our times postcolonial studies in the twenty-first century by Association for Commonwealth literature and language studies ( )
9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 503 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
Postcolonial studies : the key concepts by Bill Ashcroft ( Book )
11 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This hugely popular A-Z guide provides a comprehensive overview of the issues which characterize post-colonialism: explaining what it is, where it is encountered and the crucial part it plays in debates about race, gender, politics, language and identity. For this third edition over thirty new entries have been added including:CosmopolitanismDevelopmentFundamentalismNostalgiaPost-colonial cinemaSustainabilityTraffickingWorld Englishes.Post-Colonial Studies: The Key Concepts
White and deadly : sugar and colonialism ( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Identifying Australia in postmodern times ( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
L'empire vous répond théorie et pratique des littératures post-coloniales by Bill Ashcroft ( Book )
3 editions published in 2012 in French and Undetermined and held by 49 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 42 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 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Edward Said and the post-colonial ( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Best management guidelines for irrigation of carrots and onions ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Edward Said : la paradoja de la identidad by Bill Ashcroft ( Book )
4 editions published in 2000 in Spanish and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Idwārd Saʻīd : mufāraqat al-Hawīyah by Bill Ashcroft ( Book )
3 editions published in 2002 in Arabic and held by 8 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
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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
English (342)
Spanish (6)
Arabic (3)
French (2)
Japanese (2)