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Relocating agency : modernity and African letters

作者: Olakunle George
出版商: Albany : State University of New York Press, ©2003.
叢書: SUNY series, explorations in postcolonial studies.
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"Combining a sustained critical engagement of Anglo-American theory with focused close-readings of major African writers, this book performs a long-overdue cross-fertilization of ideas among poststructuralism, postcolonial theory, and African literature. The author examines several influential figures in current theory such as Habermas, Althusser, Laclau and Mouffe, as well as the theorists of postcolonialism, and  再讀一些...
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提及的人: Chinua Achebe; D O Fagunwa; Wole Soyinka; Amos Tutuola; Chinua Achebe; D O Fagunwa; Wole Soyinka; Amos Tutuola
文件類型: 圖書
所有的作者/貢獻者: Olakunle George
ISBN: 0791455424 9780791455425 0791455416 9780791455418
OCLC系統控制編碼: 48964693
描述: xx, 227 p. ; 23 cm.
内容: Issues and contexts: on knowledge as limit --
Contemporary theory and the demand for agency --
The logic of agency in African literary criticism --
D.O. Fagunwa as compound of spells --
Wole Soyinka and the challenge of transition.
叢書名: SUNY series, explorations in postcolonial studies.
責任: Olakunle George.

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"Combining a sustained critical engagement of Anglo-American theory with focused close-readings of major African writers, this book performs a long-overdue cross-fertilization of ideas among poststructuralism, postcolonial theory, and African literature. The author examines several influential figures in current theory such as Habermas, Althusser, Laclau and Mouffe, as well as the theorists of postcolonialism, and offers an extended reading of the Nigerian writers D. O. Fagunwa, Wole Soyinka, Amos Tutuola, and Chinua Achebe. He argues that contrary to what the purism and voluntarism common to postcolonial theory might suggest, one lesson of African letters is that significant agency can result from acts that are blind to their determinations. For George, African letters offer an instance of "agency-in-motion," as opposed to agency in theory."--BOOK JACKET.

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