Colonial Discourse/ Post-Colonial Theory

Colonial Discourse/ Post-Colonial Theory

by Patrick Williams, Laura Chrisman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0231100205

ISBN-13: 9780231100205

Pub. Date: 01/01/1994

Publisher: Columbia University Press

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

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.

This volume explores such issues as the nature of colonized cultures and anti-colonial resistance; subaltern historiography; constructions of Western subjectivity, knowledge, and gender; the formation of post-colonial intellectuals; the metropolitan institutionalization of post-colonialism; neo-colonialism; and the nature of minority and post-colonial identity and discourse. One section is devoted to the application of theoretical formulations to cultural criticism, and contains a number of textual analyses. A general introduction to the volume as well as introductions to each section provide historical, theoretical, and poltical contexts for the readings. The book concludes with an extensive bibliography.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231100205
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
01/01/1994
Pages:
584
Product dimensions:
1.25(w) x 6.14(h) x 9.21(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

PrefaceAcknowledgementsColonial Discourse and Post-Colonial Theory: An IntroductionPart I. Theorising Colonised Cultures and Anti-Colonial ResistanceIntroduction1. Negritude: A Humanism of the Twentieth Century, by Leopold Sedar Senghor2. On National Culture, by Frantz Fanon3. National Liberation and Culture, by Amilcar Cabral 4. Can the Subaltern Speak, by Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak5. Remembering Fanon: Self, Psyche and the Colonial Condition, by Homi BhabhaPart II. Theorising the WestIntroduction6. From Orientalism, by Edward Said7. Orientalism and Its Problems, by Dennis Porter8. Orientalism and After, by Aijaz Ahmad9. From Discourse on Colonialism, by Aime Cesaire10. From The Consequences of Modernity, by Anthony GiddensPart III. Theorising GenderIntroduction11. Under Western Eyes: Feminist Scholarship and Colonial Discourses, by Chandra Talpade Mohanty12. The Unspeakable Limits of Rape: Colonial Violence and Counter-Insurgency, by Jenny Sharpe13. Woman Skin Deep: Feminism and the Postcolonial Condition, by Sara Suleri14. Speaking in Tongues: Dialogics, Dialectics and the Black Woman Writer's Literary Tradition, by Mae Gwendolyn HendersonPart IV. Theorising Post-Coloniality: Intellectuals and InstitutionsIntroduction15. What is Post(-)colonialism, by Vijay Mishra and Bob Hodge16. The Angel of Progress: Pitfalls of the Term Post-colonialism, by Anne McClintock17. Overworlding the Third World, by Ania Loomba18. Disjuncture and Difference in the Global Cultural Economy, by Arjun Appadurai19. Towards a Critical Theory of Third World Films, by Teshome H. Gabriel20. Beyond Ethnocentrism : Gender, Power and the Third-World Intelligentsia, by Jean FrancoPart V. Theorising Post-Coloniality: Discourse and IdentityIntroduction21. Identity and Its Discontents: Women and the Nation, by Deniz Kandiyoti22. Cultural Identity and Diaspora, by Stuart Hall23. Urban Social Movements, Race and Community, by Paul Gilroy24. Postmodern Blackness, by bell hooks25. The African Writer and the English Language, by Chinua Achebe26. The Language of African Literature, by Ngugi wa Thing'oPart VI. Reading from TheoryIntroduction27. The Construction of Woman in Three Popular Texts of Empire: Towards a Critique of Materialist Feminism, by Rosemary Hennessy and Rajeswari Mohan28. Kim and Orientalism, by Patrick Williams29. The Imperial Unconscious? Representations of Imperial Discourse, by Laura Chrisman30. Xala, Ousmane Sembene 1976: The Carapace That Failed, by Laura Mulvey31. The Empire Renarrated: Season of Migration to the North and the Reinvention of the Present, by Saree S. MakdisiBibliography

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