The Cambridge Companion to Postcolonial Literary Studies

The Cambridge Companion to Postcolonial Literary Studies

3.28 (21 ratings by Goodreads)
  • Electronic book text
Edited by 

List price: US$26.99

Currently unavailable

We can notify you when this item is back in stock

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks

Description

The Cambridge Companion to Postcolonial Literary Studies, first published in 2004, offers a lucid introduction and overview of one of the most important strands in recent literary theory and cultural studies. The volume aims to introduce readers to key concepts, methods, theories, thematic concerns, and contemporary debates in the field. Drawing on a wide range of disciplines, contributors explain the impact of history, sociology and philosophy on the study of postcolonial literatures and cultures. Topics examined include everything from anti-colonial nationalism and decolonisation to globalisation, migration flows, and the 'brain drain' which constitute the past and present of 'the postcolonial condition'. The volume also pays attention to the sociological and ideological conditions surrounding the emergence of postcolonial literary studies as an academic field in the late 1970s and early 1980s. The Companion turns an authoritative, engaged and discriminating lens on postcolonial literary studies.show more

Product details

  • Electronic book text
  • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 1139797530
  • 9781139797535

Table of contents

Chronology; 1. Introducing postcolonial studies Neil Lazarus; Part I. Social and Historical Context: 2. The global dispensation since 1945 Neil Lazarus; 3. Anti-colonialism, national liberation, and postcolonial nation formation Tamara Sivanandan; 4. The institutionalisation of postcolonial studies Benita Parry; Part II. The Shape of the Field: 5. Postcolonial literature in the western literary canon John Marx; 6. Poststructuralism and postcolonial discourse Simon Gikandi; 7. From development to globalisation: postcolonial studies and globalisation theory Timothy Brennan; 8. Reading subaltern history Priyamvada Gopal; 9. Temporality and postcolonial critique Keya Ganguly; Part III. Sites of Engagement: 10. Nationalism and postcolonial studies Laura Chrisman; 11. Feminism in/and postcolonialism Deepika Bahri; 12. Latin American postcolonial studies and global decolonisation Fernando Coronil; 13. Migrancy, hybridity and postcolonial literary studies Andrew Smith.show more

Review quote

'... excellent introductory chapters to The Cambridge Companion to Postcolonial Literary Studies. In bringing the postcolonial narrative up to date with the present geopolitical role of the US, Lazarus has achieved a first.' The Times Higher Education Supplement '... an excellent foundation text for students and teachers alike ... the coverage and coherence of this companion is exceptional.' Year's Work in Critical and Cultural Theoryshow more

Rating details

21 ratings
3.28 out of 5 stars
5 14% (3)
4 19% (4)
3 48% (10)
2 19% (4)
1 0% (0)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X