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Postcolonial Theory - A Critical Introduction
by Leela Gandhi      (Author ALERT)



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ProductID: 8299 - Paperback - 200 Pages (Year: 2011)
Oxford University Press ~ ISBN: 9780195647617


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A ground-breaking critical introduction to the burgeoning field of postcolonial studies. This book is a useful starting point for readers new to the field and a provocative account which opens possibilities for debate.

This book is a ground breaking critical introduction to the burgeoning field of postcolonial studies. Leela Gandhi maps out this field clearly in terms of its wider philosophical and intellectual context, drawing important connections between postcolonial theory and poststructuralism, postmodernism, Marxism and feminism. She assesses the contribution of major theorists such as Edward Said, Gayatri Spivak and Homi Bhaba, and also points to the influence of earlier thinkers such as Frantz Fanon and Mahatma Gandhi.

The book is distinctive in its concern for the specific historical, material and cultural contexts for postcolonial theory, and in its attempt to sketch out the ethical possibilities for post colonial theory as a model for living with and knowing cultural differences non-violently.

Postcolonial Theory is a useful starting point for readers new to the field, and a provocative account which opens possibilities for debate.





 Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Preface

* After Colonialism
* Thinking Otherwise: A brief intellectual history
* Postcolonialism and new humanities
* Edward Said and his critics
* Postcolonialism and feminism
* Imagining community: the question of nationalism
* One world: the vision of postnationalism
* Postcolonial literatures
* The limits of postcolonial theory

* Bibliography
* Index

 


 About the Author

Leela Gandhi was born in Bombay and studied at the Universities of Delhi and Oxford. She is the author of Postcolonial Theory: A Critical Introduction and co-editor of the journal Postcolonial Studies. She teaches English at La Trobe University, Australia and is currently working on a verse-novel set in Italy and Delhi.


 

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