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1st Edition

Post-Colonial Transformation

ISBN 9780415238304
Published February 28, 2001 by Routledge
256 Pages

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Book Description

In his new book, Bill Ashcroft gives us a revolutionary view of the ways in which post-colonial societies have responded to colonial control.
The most comprehensive analysis of major features of post-colonial studies ever compiled, Post-Colonial Transformation:
* demonstrates how widespread the strategy of transformation has been
* investigates political and literary resistance
* examines the nature of post-colonial societies' engagement with imperial language, history, allegory, and place
* offers radical new perspectives in post-colonial theory in principles of habitation and horizonality.
Post-Colonial Transformation breaks new theoretical ground while demonstrating the relevance of a wide range of theoretical practices, and extending the exploration of topics fundamentally important to the field of post-colonial studies.

Table of Contents

Introduction; Chapter 1 Resistance; Chapter 2 Interpolation; Chapter 3 Language; Chapter 4 History; Chapter 5 Allegory; Chapter 6 Place; Chapter 7 Habitation; Chapter 8 Horizon; Chapter 9 Globalization; Notes; Bibliography; Index;

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Bill Ashcroft teaches at the University of New South Wales.


'Ashcroft's latest book provides interesting reading on hybridity and cross cultural diffucsion' - Rumina Sethi, Spectrum