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The post-colonial studies reader

Author: Bill Ashcroft; Gareth Griffiths; Helen Tiffin
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2006. ©2006
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Englisch
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bill Ashcroft; Gareth Griffiths; Helen Tiffin
ISBN: 0415345642 9780415345644 0415345650 9780415345651
OCLC Number: 60323144
Notes: First edition was published in 1995.
Description: xxviii, 587 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Part I. ISSUES AND DEBATES. 1. The occasion for speaking / George Lamming --
2. The economy of Manichean allegory / Abdul R. JanMohamed --
3. Orientalism / Edward W. Said --
4. Can the subaltern speak? / Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak --
5. Signs taken for wonders / Homi K. Bhabha --
6. Problems in current theories of colonial discourse / Benita Parry --
7. The scramble for post-colonialism / Stephen Slemon --
8. Colonialism and culture / Nicholas B. Dirks --
9. The nature of things : arrested decolonization and critical theory / Biodun Jeyifo --
10. The intimacy of tyranny / Achille Mbembe ----
Part II. UNIVERSALITY AND DIFFERENCE. 11. Colonialist criticism / Chinua Achebe --
12. Heroic ethnocentrism : the idea of universality in literature / Charles Larson --
13. Western mathematics : the secret weapon of cultural imperialism / Alan J. Bishop --
14. Jamison's rhetoric of otherness and the 'national allegory' / Aijaz Ahmad --
15. The critique of eurocentrism / Tsenay Serequeberhan ----
Part III. REPRESENTATION AND RESISTANCE. 16. Resistance, opposition and representation / Edward W. Said --
17. Post-colonial literatures and counter-discourse / Helen Tiffin --
18. Unsettling the empire : resistance theory for the second world / Stephen Slemon --
19. The rhetoric of English India / Sara Suleri --
20. Colonialism, racism and representation / Robert Stam and Louise Spence --
21. Networks of resistance / Elleke Boehmer ----
Part IV. NATIONALISM. National culture / Frantz Fanon --
23. Imagined communities / Benedict Anderson --
24. Nationalism as a problem / Partha Chatterjee --
25. The national longing for form / Timothy Brennan --
26. Dissemination : time, narrative, and the margins of the modern nation / Homi K. Bhabha --
27. What ish my nation? / David Cairns and Shaun Richards ----
Part V. HYBRIDITY. 28. Fossil and psyche / Kirsten Holst Petersen and Anna Rutherford --
29. Named for Victoria, Queen of England / Chinua Achebe --
30. Of the marvellous realism of the Haitians / Jacques Stephen Aléxis --
31. Marvellous realism : the way out of négritude / Michael Dash --
32. Creolization in Jamaica / Edward Kamau Brathwaite --
33. Cultural diversity and cultural differences / Homi K. Bhabha --
34. The cultural politics of hybridity / Robert Young ----
Part VI. INDIGENEITY. 35. The myth of authenticity / Gareth Griffiths --
36. Who can write as other? / Margery fee --
37. The representation of the indigene / Terry Goldie --
38. Postcolonialism, ideology, and Native American literature / Arnold Krupat --
39. Indigenous articulations / James Clifford --
40. The white Inuit speaks : contamination as literary strategy / Diana Brydon ----
Part VII. AUTHENTICITY. 41. Who is ethnic? / Werner Sollors --
42. Identifying identity / Philip Gleason --
43. No master territories / Trinh T. Minh-ha --
44. New ethnicities / Stuart Hall --
45. After whiteness / Mike Hill --
46. Towards a new consciousness / Gloria Anzaldúa ----
Part VIII. RACE. 47. Race and racism / Tzvetan Todorov --
48. Writing race / Henry Louis Gates --
49. Race, time and the revision of modernity / Homi K. Bhabha --
50. The illusions of race / Kwame Anthony Appiah --
51. There ain't no black in the union jack / Paul Gilroy --
52. Négritude and nativism / Pal Ahluwalia ----
Part IX. FEMINISM. 53. First things first : problems of a feminist approach to African literature / Kirsten Holst Petersen --
54. Decolonizing culture : toward a theory for postcolonial women's texts / Ketu H. Katrak --
55. Under Western eyes : feminist scholarship and colonial discourses / Chandra Talpade Mohanty --
56. Writing postcoloniality and feminism / Trinh T. Minh-ha --
57. Woman skin deep : feminism and the postcolonial condition / Sara Suleri --
58. Colonizing bodies and minds / Oyèrónké Oyewùmí ----
Part X. LANGUAGE. The language of African literature / Ngũgĩ Wa Thiong'o --
60. The politics of language / Chinua Achebe --
61. The alchemy of English / Braj B. Kachru --
62. Language and spirit / Raja Rao --
63. Language and transformation / Bill Ashcroft --
64. Nation language / Edward Kamau Brathwaite --
65. Reflexification / Chantal Zabus ----
Part XI. THE BODY AND PERFORMANCE. 66. The fact of blackness / Frantz Fanon --
67. In search of the lost body : redefining the subject in Caribbean literature / Michael Dash --
68. The body as cultural signifier / Russell McDougall --
69. Dance, movement and resistance politics / Helen Gilbert --
70. Outlaws of the text / Gillian Whitlock --
71. Resistant performance / Marvin Carlson --
72. On veiling, vision and voyage / Reina Lewis ----
Part XII. HISTORY. 73. Allegories of 'Atlas' / José Rabasa --
74. Columbus and the cannibals / Peter Hulme --
75. The muse of history / Derek Walcott --
76. Spatial history / Paul Carter --
77. The limbo gateway / Wilson Harris --
78. Postcoloniality and the artifice of history / Dipesh Chakrabarty ----
Part XIII. PLACE. 79. Writing in colonial space / Dennis Lee --
80. Naming place / Paul Carter --
81. Decolonizing the map / Graham Huggan --
82. Aboriginal place / Bob Hodge and Vijay Mishra --
83. Indigenous map making / G. Malcolm Lewis --
84. The other side of the mountain / Walter Mignolo ----
Part XIV. EDUCATION. 85. Minute on Indian education / Thomas Macaulay --
86. The beginnings of English literary study in British India / Gauri Viswanathan --
87. Education and neocolonialism / Philip G. Altbach --
88. Ideology in the classroom : a case study in the teaching of English literature in Canadian universities / Arun P. Mukherjee --
89. Borders and bridges / Ngũgĩ Wa Thiong'o --
90. Entrenching English in Trinidad and Tobago / Norrel A. London ----
Part XV. PRODUCTION AND CONSUMPTION. 91. The historiography of African literature written in English / André Lefevre --
92. The book today in Africa / S.I.A. Kotei --
93. Literary colonialism : books in the third world / Philip G. Altbach --
94. Soft-soaping empire / Anne McClintock --
95. Commodities and the politics of value / Arjun Appadurai --
96. The postcolonial exotic / Graham Huggan ----
Part XVI. DIASPORA. 97. Imagining homelands / Salman Rushdie --
98. Cultural identity and diaspora / Stuart Hall --
99. The mind of winter / Edward W. Said --
100. Thinking through the concept of diaspora / Avtah Brah --
101. The diasporic imaginary : theorizing the Indian diaspora / Vijay Mishra --
102. Diasporas / James Clifford --
103. Passport photos / Amitava Kumar ----
Part XVII. GLOBALIZATION. 104. The global in the local / Arif Dirlik --
105. Disjunction and difference / Arjun Appadurai --
106. Globalization and the claims of postcoloniality / Simon Gikandi --
107. Glocalization / Roland Robertson --
108. Imperial sovereignty / Guy Hardt and Antonio Negri --
109. Feminist solidarity through anticapitalist struggles / Chandra Talpade Mohanty ----
Part XVIII. ENVIRONMENT. 110. Ecological imperialism / Alfred W. Crosby --
111. Green imperialism / Richard Grove --
112. Trial statement / Ken Saro-Wiwa --
113. Decolonizing relationships with nature / Val Plumwood --
114. The beaver as native and as colonist / Gordon Sayre --
115. Old orders for new / Cary Wolfe ----
Part XIX. THE SACRED. 116. Conversion, 'tradition' and national consolidation / Gauri Viswanathan --
117. God, gold, and gender / Laura E. Donaldson --
118. Reclaiming our histories / William Baldridge --
119. Orientalism and religion / Richard King --
120. Global conversions / Peter Van der Veer --
121. Postcolonializing biblical interpretation / R.S. Sugirtharajah.
Responsibility: edited by Bill Ashcroft, Gareth Griffiths and Helen Tiffin.
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Presenting introduction to several important texts in post-colonial theory and criticism, this second edition includes 121 extracts from key works in the field. Covering more debates, topics and  Read more...

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'Now in its second edition, The Post-Colonial Studies Reader ... is cleary designed as an introduction to the major issues in the field, and therein lies its strength.' - Dipli Saikia, THES

 
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