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1st Edition

The Routledge Companion To Postcolonial Studies

Edited By

John McLeod

ISBN 9780415324977
Published December 31, 2007 by Routledge
272 Pages

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Book Description

The Routledge Companion to Postcolonial Studies offers a unique and up-to-date mapping of the postcolonial world, and is composed of essays as well as shorter entries for ease of reference. Introducing students to the history of the great European empires and the cultural legacies created in their wake, this book brings together an international range of contributors on such topics as:

  • the colonial histories of Britain, France, Spain and Portugal
  • the diverse postcolonial and diasporic cultural endeavours from Africa, the Americas, Australasia, Europe, and South and East Asia
  • the major theoretical formulations: poststructuralist, materialist, culturalist, psychological.

With a comprehensive A to Z of forty key writers and thinkers central to contemporary postcolonial studies and featuring historical maps, this is both a concise introduction and an essential resource for any student of postcolonial culture, whatever their field.

Table of Contents

Introduction  Part 1: The Colonial Empires  1. The British Empire  2. The French Empire  3. The Spanish and Portugese Empires  4. The Dutch Empire  Part 2: Postcolonial Locations  5. Africa (North and Central)  6. Australasia  7. Canada  8. Caribbean  9. Ireland  10. South America  11. Southern Africa  12. South and East Asia  13. US and European Diasporas  Part 3: Postcolonial Formulations  14. Psychological Formulations  15. Poststructuralist Formulations  16. Materialist Formulations  17. Culturalist Formulations  Part 4: Key Writers and Thinkers  Chronology.  Further Reading.  Index of Key Concepts

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John McLeod is Reader in Postcolonial and Diaspora Literatures at the School of English, University of Leeds. He is the author of numerous books, including Beginning Postcolonialism (Manchester University Press, 2000) and Postcolonial London: Rewriting the Metropolis (Routledge, 2004).