The Post-Colonial Studies Reader / Edition 2

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Overview

The essential introduction to the most important texts in post-colonial theory and criticism, this second edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to include 121 extracts from key works in the field.

Leading, as well as lesser known figures in the fields of writing, theory and criticism contribute to this inspiring body of work that includes sections on nationalism, hybridity, diaspora and globalization. The Reader’s wide-ranging approach reflects the remarkable diversity of work in the discipline along with the vibrancy of anti-imperialist writing both within and without the metropolitan centres. Covering more debates, topics and critics than any comparable book in its field, The Post-Colonial Studies Reader is the ideal starting point for students and issues a potent challenge to the ways in which we think and write about literature and culture.

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'Now in its second edition, The Post-Colonial Studies Reader... is cleary designed as an introduction to the major issues in the field, and therein lies its strength.' – Dipli Saikia, THES
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415345644
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/13/2006
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 544
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.38 (d)

Table of Contents

General introduction 1
Introduction to the second edition 5
Pt. 1 Issues and debates
Introduction to part one 9
1 The occasion for speaking 14
2 The economy of Manichean allegory 19
3 Orientalism 24
4 Can the subaltern speak? 28
5 Signs taken for wonders 38
6 Problems in current theories of colonial discourse 44
7 The scramble for post-colonialism 51
8 Colonialism and culture 57
9 The nature of things : arrested decolonization and critical theory 62
10 The intimacy of tyranny 66
Pt. 2 Universality and difference
Introduction to part two 71
11 Colonialist criticism 73
12 Heroic ethnocentrism : the idea of universality in literature 77
13 Western mathematics : the secret weapon of cultural imperialism 80
14 Jameson's rhetoric of otherness and the 'national allergory' 84
15 The critique of Eurocentrism 89
Pt. 3 Representation and resistance
Introduction to part three 93
16 Resistance, opposition and representation 95
17 Post-colonial literatures and counter-discourse 99
18 Unsettling the empire : resistance theory for the second world 102
19 The rhetoric of English India 107
20 Colonialism, racism and representation 109
21 Networks of resistance 113
Pt. 4 Nationalism
Introduction to part four 117
22 National culture 119
23 Imagined communities 123
24 Nationalism as a problem 126
25 The national longing for form 128
26 Dissemination : time, narrative, and the margins of the modern nation 132
27 What ish my nation? 134
Pt. 5 Hybridity
Introduction to part five 137
28 Fossil and psyche 139
29 Named for Victoria, Queen of England 143
30 Of the marvellous realism of the Haitians 146
31 Marvellous realism : the way out of negritude 150
32 Creolization in Jamaica 152
33 Cultural diversity and cultural differences 155
34 The cultural politics of hybridity 158
Pt. 6 Indigenity
Introduction to part six 163
35 The myth of authenticity 165
36 Who can write as other? 169
37 The representation of the indigene 172
38 Postcolonialism, ideology, and native American literature 176
39 Indigenous articulations 180
40 The white inuit speaks : contamination as literary strategy 184
Pt. 7 Ethnicity
Introduction to part seven 189
41 Who is ethnic? 191
42 Identifying identity 194
43 No master territories 196
44 New ethnicities 199
45 After whiteness 203
46 Towards a new consciousness 208
Pt. 8 Race
Introduction to part eight 211
47 Race and racism 213
48 Writing race 216
49 Race, time and the revision of modernity 219
50 The illusions of race 224
51 There ain't no black in the union jack 227
52 Negritude and nativism 230
Pt. 9 Feminism
Introduction to part nine 233
53 First things first : problems of a feminist approach to African literature 235
54 Decolonizing culture : toward a theory for postcolonial women's texts 239
55 Under western eyes : feminist scholarship and colonial discourses 242
56 Writing postcoloniality and feminism 246
57 Woman skin deep : feminism and the postcolonial condition 250
58 Colonizing bodies and minds 256
Pt. 10 Language
Introduction to part ten 261
59 The language of African literature 263
60 The politics of language 268
61 The alchemy of English 272
62 Language and spirit 276
63 Language and transformation 277
64 Nation language 281
65 Relexification 285
Pt. 11 The body and performance
Introduction eleven 289
66 The fact of blackness 291
67 In search of the lost body : redefining the subject in Caribbean literature 295
68 The body as cultural signifier 298
69 Dance, movement and resistance politics 302
70 Outlaws of the text 306
71 Resistant performance 309
72 On veiling, vision and voyage 313
Pt. 12 History
Introduction to part 12
Bill Ashcroft 317
73 Allegories of Atlas 319
74 Columbus and the Cannibals 325
75 The muse of history 329
76 Spatial history 333
77 The limbo gateway 336
78 Postcoloniality and the artifice of history 340
Pt. 13 Place
Introduction to part thirteen 345
79 Writing in colonial space 347
80 Naming place 351
81 Decolonizing the map 355
82 Aboriginal place 359
83 Indigenous map making 364
84 The other side of the mountain 367
Pt. 14 Education
Introduction to part fourteen 371
85 Minute on Indian education 374
86 The beginnings of English literary study in British India 376
87 Education and neocolonialism 381
88 Ideology in the classroom : a case study in the teaching of English literature in Canadian universities 385
89 Borders and bridges 389
90 Entrenching English in Trinidad and Tobago 393
Pt. 15 Production and consumption
Introduction to part fifteen 397
91 The historiography of African literature written in English 399
92 The book today in Africa 404
93 Literary colonialism : books in the third world 408
94 Soft-soaping empire 413
95 Commodities and the politics of value 417
96 The postcolonial exotic 421
Pt. 16 Diaspora
Introduction to part sixteen 425
97 Imaginary homelands 428
98 Cultural identity and diaspora 435
99 The mind of winter 439
100 Thinking through the concept of diaspora 443
101 The diasporic imaginary : theorizing the Indian diaspora 447
102 Diasporas 451
103 Passport photos 455
Pt. 17 Globalization
Introduction part seventeen 461
104 The global in the local 463
105 Disjunction and difference 468
106 Globalization and the claims of postcoloniality 473
107 Glocalization 477
108 Imperial sovereignty 481
109 Feminist solidarity through anticapitalist struggles 485
Pt. 18 Environment
Introduction to part eighteen 491
110 Ecological imperialism 494
111 Green imperialism 498
112 Trial statement 501
113 Decolonizing relationships with nature 503
114 The beaver as native and as colonist 507
115 Old orders for new 511
Pt. 19 The sacred
Introduction to part nineteen 517
116 Conversion, 'tradition' and national consolidation 519
117 God, gold, and gender 522
118 Reclaiming our histories 528
119 Orientalism and religion 531
120 Global conversions 534
121 Postcolonializing Biblical interpretation 537
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