Postcolonial Theory: A Critical Introduction / Edition 1

Postcolonial Theory: A Critical Introduction / Edition 1

by Leela Gandhi
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

ISBN-10: 0231112734

ISBN-13: 9780231112734

Pub. Date: 05/05/1998

Publisher: Perseus (for Columbia University Press)

Postcolonial Theory is a ground-breaking critical introduction to the burgeoing field of postcolonial studies.

Leela Gandhi is the first to clearly map out this field in terms of its wider philosophical and intellectual context, drawing important connections between postcolonial theory and poststructuralism, postmodernism, marxism and feminism. She assesses the

Overview

Postcolonial Theory is a ground-breaking critical introduction to the burgeoing field of postcolonial studies.

Leela Gandhi is the first to clearly map out this field 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 Bhabha, and also points to postcolonialism's relationship to 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 postcolonial theory as a model for living with and knowing cultural difference non-violently.Postcolonial Tehory is a useful starting point for readers new to the field and a provocative account which opens possibilities for debate.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231112734
Publisher:
Perseus (for Columbia University Press)
Publication date:
05/05/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
212
Sales rank:
1,248,850
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.48(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

PrefaceIntroduction: After ColonialismThinking Otherwise: A Brief Intellectual HistoryPostcolonialism and the New HumanitiesEdward Said and His CriticsPostcolonialism and FeminismImagining Community: The Question of NationalismOne World: The Vision of PostnationalismPostcolonial LiteraturesConclusion: The Limits of Postcolonial Theory

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >