Postcolonialism / Edition 1

Postcolonialism / Edition 1

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by Robert J. C. Young
     
 

This innovative book by one of the leading exponents in the field introduces ‘postcolonialism' in both theoretical and historical terms.

Robert Young provides a wide-ranging analysis of postcolonial theory's emergence from anticolonial movements in Europe, Africa, Asia, and Latin America, tracing the development of a transnational third-world

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This innovative book by one of the leading exponents in the field introduces ‘postcolonialism' in both theoretical and historical terms.

Robert Young provides a wide-ranging analysis of postcolonial theory's emergence from anticolonial movements in Europe, Africa, Asia, and Latin America, tracing the development of a transnational third-world counter-modernity through the work of major figures of the freedom struggles, including Cabral, Connolly, Fanon, Gandhi, Guevara, Nkrumah, Mao, Mariátegui, and Senghor, and through the roles played by women activists.

Young suggests that the anti-colonial movements were revolutionary mixtures of the indigenous and the cosmopolitan, diasporic formations of intellectual and cultural resistance that produced new kinds of knowledge that flourished alongside anti-colonial political practice. Postcolonial theory marks the intrusion of these radically different perspectives into the academy, hitherto dominated by the criteria of the west.

Young argues that while postcolonial critique challenges established, eurocentric knowledge in the cultural sphere, it must continue to work in the spirit of the anticolonial movements by further developing its radical political edge to enforce social justice on a global basis.

This is a stimulating introduction for those new to postcolonial theory, while offering more advanced readers a fresh perspective on the dynamics and history of the field.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631200710
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
510
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

1. Colonialism and the Politics of Postcolonial Critique.

Part I: Concepts in History:.

2. Colonialism.

3. Imperialism.

4. Neocolonialism.

5. Postcolonialism.

Part II: European Anti-colonialism:.

6. Las Casas to Burke.

7. Nineteenth-century Liberalism.

8. Marx on Colonialism and Imperialism.

Part III: The Internationals:.

9. Socialism and Nationalism: The First International to the Russian Revolution.

10. The Third International, to the Baku Congress of the Peoples of the East.

11. The Women's International, the Third and the Fourth Internationals.

Part IV: Theoretical Practices of the Freedom Struggles:.

12. The National Liberation Movements: Introduction.

13. Marxism and the National Liberation Movements.

14. China, Egypt, Bandung.

15. Latin America I: Mariátegui, Transculturation and Cultural Dependency.

16. Latin America II: Cuba: Guevara, Castro and the Tricontinental.

17. Africa I: Anglophone African Socialism.

18. Africa II: Nkrumah and Pan-Africanism.

19. Africa III: The Senghors and Francophone African Socialism.

20. Africa IV: Fanon/Cabral.

21. The Subject of Violence: Algeria, Ireland.

22. India I: Marxism in India.

23. India II: Gandhi's Counter-modernity.

Part V: Formations of Postcolonial Theory:.

24. India III: Hybridity and Subaltern Agency:.

25. Women, Gender and Anti-colonialism.

26. Edward Said and Colonial Discourse.

27. Foucault in Tunisia.

28. Subjectivity and History: Derrida in Algeria.

Epilogue: Tricontinentalism, for a Transnational Social Justice.

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