Postcolonialism : An Historical Introduction

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This seminal work now available in a 15th anniversary edition with a new preface is a thorough introduction to the historical and theoretical origins of postcolonial theory. * Provides a clearly written and wide-ranging account of postcolonialism, empire, imperialism, and colonialism, written by one of the leading scholars on the topic * Details the history of anti-colonial movements and their leaders around the world, from Europe and Latin America to Africa and Asia * Analyzes the ways in which freedom struggles contributed to postcolonial discourse by producing fundamental ideas about the relationship between non-western and western societies and cultures * Offers an engaging yet accessible style that will appeal to scholars as well as introductory students
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Product details

  • Paperback | 536 pages
  • 170 x 241 x 25mm | 796g
  • Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
  • Chicester, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Anniversary Edition
  • 1405120940
  • 9781405120944
  • 774,401

Table of contents

Preface to the Anniversary Edition ix Preface to the First Edition xxvi Acknowledgements xxix 1 Colonialism and the Politics of Postcolonial Critique 1 Part I Concepts in History 13 2 Colonialism 15 3 Imperialism 25 4 Neocolonialism 44 5 Postcolonialism 57 Part II European Anti-colonialism 71 6 Las Casas to Bentham 73 7 Nineteenth Century Liberalism 88 8 Marx on Colonialism and Imperialism 101 Part III The Internationals 113 9 Socialism and Nationalism: The First International to the Russian Revolution 115 10 The Third International, to the Baku Congress of the Peoples of the East 127 11 The Women s International, the Third and the Fourth Internationals 140 Part IV Theoretical Practices of the Freedom Struggles 159 12 The National Liberation Movements: Introduction 161 13 Marxism and the National Liberation Movements 167 14 China, Egypt, Bandung 182 15 Latin America I: Mariategui, Transculturation and Cultural Dependency 193 16 Latin America II: Cuba: Guevara, Castro and the Tricontinental 204 17 Africa I: Anglophone African Socialism 217 18 Africa II: Nkrumah and Pan Africanism 236 19 Africa III: The Senghors and Francophone African Socialism 253 20 Africa IV: Fanon/Cabral 274 21 The Subject of Violence: Algeria, Ireland 293 22 India I: Marxism in India 308 23 India II: Gandhi s Counter modernity 317 Part V Formations of Postcolonial Theory 335 24 India III: Hybridity and Subaltern Agency 337 25 Women, Gender and Anti colonialism 360 26 Edward Said and Colonial Discourse 383 27 Foucault in Tunisia 395 28 Subjectivity and History: Derrida in Algeria 411 Epilogue: Tricontinentalism, for a Transnational Social Justice 427 Letter in Response from Jacques Derrida 429 Bibliography 432 Index 476
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About Robert J. C. Young

Robert J. C. Young is Julius Silver Professor of English and Comparative Literature at New York University, USA. A Fellow of the British Academy, he is one of the pioneers of the study of postcolonial literatures and their cultures, founded on an abiding interest in marginalized peoples and occluded histories. He is the Editor of Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies, and the author of many books, including Empire, Colony, Postcolony (Wiley Blackwell, 2015), T he Idea of English Ethnicity (Wiley Blackwell, 2008), Colonial Desire: Hybridity in Theory, Culture and Race (1995), and White Mythologies (1990).
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