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Postcolonial Studies

  • Mythologies

    1st Edition

    By John Gomez

    Mythologies is a masterpiece of analysis and interpretation. At its heart, Barthes’s collection of essays about the “mythologies” of modern life treats everyday objects and ideas – from professional wrestling, to the Tour de France, to Greta Garbo’s face – as though they are silently putting…

    Paperback – 2017-07-15
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  • The Wretched of the Earth

    1st Edition

    By Riley Quinn

    Frantz Fanon is one of the most important figures in the history of what is now known as postcolonial studies – the field that examines the meaning and impacts of European colonialism across the world. Born in the French colony of Martinique, Fanon worked as a psychiatrist in Algeria, another…

    Paperback – 2017-07-15
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  • Can the Subaltern Speak?

    1st Edition

    By Graham Riach

    A key theme of Gayatri Spivak's work is agency: the ability of the individual to make their own decisions. While Spivak's main aim is to consider ways in which "subalterns" – her term for the indigenous dispossessed in colonial societies – were able to achieve agency, this paper concentrates…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
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  • Orientalism

    1st Edition

    By Riley Quinn

    Edward Said’s Orientalism is a masterclass in the art of interpretation wedded to close analysis. Interpretation is characterized by close attention to the meanings of terms, by clarifying, questioning definitions, and positing clear definitions. Combined with one of the main sub-skills of analysis…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
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  • The Location of Culture

    1st Edition

    By Stephen Fay, Liam Haydon

    Homi K. Bhabha’s 1994 The Location of Culture is one of the founding texts of the branch of literary theory called postcolonialism. While postcolonialism has many strands, at its heart lies the question of interpreting and understanding encounters between the western colonial powers and the nations…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
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  • Black Skin, White Masks

    1st Edition

    By Rachele Dini

    Frantz Fanon’s explosive Black Skin, White Masks is a merciless exposé of the psychological damage done by colonial rule across the world. Using Fanon’s incisive analytical abilities to expose the consequences of colonialism on the psyches of colonized peoples, it is both a crucial text in…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
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  • A Theology of Liberation

    1st Edition

    By Marthe Hesselmans, Jonathan Teubner

    Peruvian priest Gustavo Gutiérrez wanted to solve the problem of how the church could conduct itself to improve the lives of the poor, while consistently positioning itself as politically neutral. Despite being a deeply religious man, Gutiérrez was extremely troubled by the lukewarm way in which…

    Paperback – 2017-07-04
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