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Critical Concepts in Literary and Cultural Studies

Edited by Diana Brydon

© 2000 – Routledge

2,156 pages

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pub: 2000-06-22
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About the Book

Postcolonialism: Critical Concepts documents the scope of postcolonialism as a multidisciplinary project, re-examining the history and legacy of colonialism from the perspectives of the colonized as well as the colonizers. This collection gathers the most influential sources in postcolonial work from different disciplinary traditions, including some work in translation.

Each entry is reprinted in full so that statements may be understood in their context. By establishing a critical archive of crucial writings from a variety of disciplines and geographical locations, the text outlines the shape of this controversial field, establishing a foundation for future work. It will prove a major resource for students in the humanities and social sciences as well as for postcolonial theorists seeking a comprehensive overview. Material is organized chronologically in thematic sections, ranging from 1835 to the present. The set also includes an extensive new index.

Table of Contents

Framing the field

Marxist liberation and resistance theories


National, third world and Postcolonial identities

Colonial discourse analysis


Thinking/Working through race

Feminism and gender analysis

Internal colonialisms and subaltern studies

Challenging Eurocentrism

Globalization, transculturation and neo-colonialism

Postcolonial theory and the disciplines


About the Series

Critical Concepts in Literary and Cultural Studies

This series provides concise, authoritative guides to key concepts in literary and cultural studies. Edited by acknowledged leaders in the field, the volumes consist of essential secondary literature. They give historical purchase on the development of the concept concerned and also provide students with a snapshot of current thinking.

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