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Colonial Discourse and Post-Colonial Theory: A Reader

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Equally suitable for undergraduates and specialists in the humanities, this collection provides an in-depth introduction to debates within post-colonial theory and criticism. The readings are drawn from a diverse selection of Third World and Western thinkers, both historical and contemporary. "Post-colonialism" is taken by the editors to include Third World and diasporic experience, like "colonialism," it is understood to contain a complex set of cultural, ethnographic, political, and economic processes and ...

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Overview

Equally suitable for undergraduates and specialists in the humanities, this collection provides an in-depth introduction to debates within post-colonial theory and criticism. The readings are drawn from a diverse selection of Third World and Western thinkers, both historical and contemporary. "Post-colonialism" is taken by the editors to include Third World and diasporic experience, like "colonialism," it is understood to contain a complex set of cultural, ethnographic, political, and economic processes and conflicts.

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A wide-ranging collection of texts, written between the 1950s and 1992, approaching post-colonialism from the perspective of cultural theory, and suggesting the full scope of the debates in the post- colonial area. The volume is divided into six sections: theorizing colonized cultures and anti-colonial resistance; theorizing the West; theorizing gender; theorizing post-coloniality--intellectuals and institutions; theorizing post-coloniality--discourse and identity; and reading from theory. Includes a substantial bibliography. Paper edition (unseen), $17.50. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780745014913
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/28/2006

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Patrick Williams is currently Senior Lecturer in the Department of Literature and Languages at Nottingham Trent University. Laura Chrisman is a Lecturer in English in the School of African and Asian Studies at the University of Sussex.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
Colonial Discourse and Post-Colonial Theory: An Introduction 1
Pt. 1 Theorising Colonised Cultures and Anti-Colonial Resistance 21
1 Negritude: A Humanism of the Twentieth Century 27
2 On National Culture 36
3 National Liberation and Culture 53
4 Can the Subaltern Speak? 66
5 Remembering Fanon: Self, Psyche and the Colonial Condition 112
Pt. 2 Theorising the West 125
6 From Orientalism 132
7 Orientalism and Its Problems 150
8 Orientalism and After 162
9 From Discourse on Colonialism 172
10 From The Consequences of Modernity 181
Pt. 3 Theorising Gender 191
11 Under Western Eyes: Feminist Scholarship and Colonial Discourses 196
12 The Unspeakable Limits of Rape: Colonial Violence and Counter-Insurgency 221
13 Woman Skin Deep: Feminism and the Postcolonial Condition 244
14 Speaking in Tongues: Dialogics, Dialectics and the Black Woman Writer's Literary Tradition 257
Pt. 4 Theorising Post-Coloniality: Intellectuals and Institutions 269
15 What is Post(-)colonialism? 276
16 The Angel of Progress: Pitfalls of the Term 'Post-colonialism' 291
17 Overworlding the 'Third World' 305
18 Disjuncture and Difference in the Global Cultural Economy 324
19 Towards a Critical Theory of Third World Films 340
20 Beyond Ethnocentrism: Gender, Power and the Third-World Intelligentsia 359
Pt. 5 Theorising Post-Coloniality: Discourse and Identity 371
21 Identity and Its Discontents: Women and the Nation 376
22 Cultural Identity and Diaspora 392
23 Urban Social Movements, 'Race' and Community 404
24 Postmodern Blackness 421
25 The African Writer and the English Language 428
26 The Language of African Literature 435
Pt. 6 Reading from Theory 457
27 The Construction of Woman in Three Popular Texts of Empire: Towards a Critique of Materialist Feminism 462
28 Kim and Orientalism 480
29 The Imperial Unconscious? Representations of Imperial Discourse 498
30 Xala, Ousmane Sembene 1976: The Carapace That Failed 517
31 The Empire Renarrated: Season of Migration to the North and the Reinvention of the Present 535
Bibliography 551
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