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Postcolonial theory

a critical introduction

by Leela Gandhi

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  • 19 Currently reading

Published by Columbia University Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Postcolonialism.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 177-188) and index.

    StatementLeela Gandhi.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsJV51 .G36 1998
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 200 p. :
    Number of Pages200
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL685527M
    ISBN 100231112726, 0231112734
    LC Control Number97032402

    This new anthology brings together the most diverse and recent voices in postcolonial theory to emerge since 9/11, alongside classic texts in established areas of postcolonial studies. Brings fresh insight and renewed political energy to established domains such as nation, history, literature, and gender Engages with contemporary concerns such as globalization, digital cultures, neo.   The majority of postcolonial theory and criticism, particularly that relating to literature, recognizes colonialism and postcolonialism as also a form of discourse, that is a socially and politically determined form of language and expression. Thus, postcolonial novels that are written in postcolonial discourse adopt assumptions and attitudes.

    ‘Postcolonial Politics’ is a series that publishes books that lie at the intersection of politics and postcolonial theory. That point of intersection once barely existed; its recent emergence is enabled, first, because a new form of ‘politics’ is beginning to make its appearance. What does Postcolonial Space offer? As one of the oldest non-institutional academic websites, Postcolonial Space is an ever-growing open academic resource for all those interested in Postcolonialism, Postcolonial theory, and postcolonial literature in its varied guises and matter what area of postcolonial studies you are interested in (Postcolonial Africa; Postcolonial Books.

      The central intersection of translation studies and postcolonial theory is that of power relations. Tejaswini Niranjana’s Siting Translation: History, Post-structuralism, and the Colonial Context presents an image of the post-colonial as ‘still scored through by an absentee colonialism’ (Niranjana 8). She sees literary translation as one of the discourses (the others being. Neither critical race nor postcolonial theory can be understood apart from histories of anti-racist and anti-colonial political struggles. But while their specific histories may differ, what critical race and postcolonial theories share in common is the fact that they emerged out of—and represent intellectual challenges to—contexts of racial oppression.


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candidate writing the examination and B) a series ofreadings divided byFile Size: KB. Orientalism Edward Said's signature contribution to academic life is the book Orientalism. It has been influential in about half a dozen established disciplines, especially literary studies (English, comparative literature), history, anthropology, sociology, area studies (especially middle east studies), and comparative religion.

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