On Post-Colonial Futures

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In this groundbreaking work, Bill Ashcroft extends the arguments posed in The Empire Writes Back to investigate the transformative effects of postcolonial resistance and the continuing relevance of colonial struggle. He demonstrates the remarkable capacity for change and adaptation emanating from postcolonial cultures both in everyday life and in the intellectual spheres of literature, history and philosophy. The transformations of postcolonial literary study have not been limited to a simple rewriting of the ...
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Overview

In this groundbreaking work, Bill Ashcroft extends the arguments posed in The Empire Writes Back to investigate the transformative effects of postcolonial resistance and the continuing relevance of colonial struggle. He demonstrates the remarkable capacity for change and adaptation emanating from postcolonial cultures both in everyday life and in the intellectual spheres of literature, history and philosophy. The transformations of postcolonial literary study have not been limited to a simple rewriting of the canon but have also affected the ways in which all literature can be read and have led to a more profound understanding of the network of cultural practices that influence creative writing.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826452252
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury
  • Publication date: 9/1/2001
  • Series: Writing past Colonialism Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 178
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Meet the Author

Bill Ashcroft is Associate Professor in the Department of English, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.

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Table of Contents

TOC Contents I. Historical Context 1. The Origins of Mercia Barbara Yorke 2. A Frontier in Flames? David Hill 3. Wales and Its Relations with Mercia Thomas Charles Edwards 4. Pictish Parallels Dauvit Braun 5. Ireland: An Alternative Model for Power-Broking Edel Bhreathnach 6. Carolingian Contacts Janet Nelson 7. Political Structures Peter Featherstone 8. Political Women Pauline Stafford II. The Church 9. The Church in Society During the Mercian Period Katy Cubitt 10. The Architecture and Archaeology of the Church in Mercia David Parsons 11. Hagiography and Literature South of the Humber Jane Roberts III. The Material Culture of Mercia 12. The Archaeology of Mercia Martin Welch 13. Landscape and Environment Della Hooke 14. The Growth of Market Centres and Towns During the Mercian Hegemony Alan Vince 15. London, the Contested City Bob Cowie 16. Mercian Coinage Gareth Williams IV. Visual Culture 17. Sculpted Monuments as Expressions of Authority and Power Jane Hawkes 18. The Classicism of Southumbrian Sculpture Richard Jewell 19. Mercian Metalwork Leslie Webster 20. The Tiberius Group of Southumbrian Manuscripts Michelle P. Brown 21. Southumbrian Gospel Manuscripts and Liturgy Carol A. Farr V. Mercia in Retreat 22. Mercia, Wessex and the Vikings Simon Keynes 23. The Military Establishment Gareth Williams VI. Conclusion 24. Continuity Versus Disruption: Alfred and After Michelle P. Brown and Carol A. Farr.

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