Postcolonial Theory

Postcolonial Theory : A Critical Introduction

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A provocative and exemplary introduction to the field of postcolonial studies. Leela Gandhi surveys the entire field of postcolonial studies and outlines the connections beween postcolonial theory and poststructuralism, postmodernism, marxism and feminism. She assesses the contribution of major theorists such as Edward Said, Gayatri Spivak and Homi Bhabha as well as highlighting postcolonialism's relationship to earlier thinkers such as Frantz Fanon and Mahatma Gandhi. Both a useful starting point for new readers and an incisive account for lecturers, this book will open up debate still further. * The first student book to map out the philosophical and intellectual context of postcolonial theory * Explains for students the work of major theorists such as Edward Said, Gayatri Spivak and Homi Bhabhashow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 140 x 215 x 22mm | 390g
  • EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0748611045
  • 9780748611041
  • 2,169,239

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Excellent...Leela Gandhi displays a very confident command of diverse theories, histories and textual forms, and writes about them in a manner that is both lucid and frequently insightful. Excellent...Leela Gandhi displays a very confident command of diverse theories, histories and textual forms, and writes about them in a manner that is both lucid and frequently insightful.show more

Table of contents

1 Introduction: after colonialism2 Thinking otherwise: a brief intellectual history3 Postcolonialism and the new humanities4 Edward Said and his critics5 Postcolonialism and feminism6 Imagining community: the question of nationalism7 One world: the vision of postnationalism8 Postcolonial literatures9 Conclusion: the limits of postcolonial theoryBibliographyIndexshow more

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