Post-Colonial Studies Products

  • Unarchived Histories

    The "mad" and the "trifling" in the colonial and postcolonial world, 1st Edition

    Edited by Gyanendra Pandey

    For some time now, scholars have recognized the archive less as a neutral repository of documents of the past, and rather more as a politically interested representation of it, and recognized that the very act of archiving is accompanied by a process of un-archiving. Michel Foucault pointed to "…

    Paperback – 2017-10-26
    Routledge
    Intersections: Colonial and Postcolonial Histories

  • Imagining Muslims in South Asia and the Diaspora

    Secularism, Religion, Representations, 1st Edition

    Edited by Claire Chambers, Caroline Herbert

    Literary, cinematic and media representations of the disputed category of the ‘South Asian Muslim’ have undergone substantial change in the last few decades and particularly since the events of September 11, 2001. Here we find the first book-length critical analysis of these representations of…

    Paperback – 2017-10-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Indigeneity: Before and Beyond the Law

    1st Edition

    By Kathleen Birrell

    Examining contested notions of indigeneity, and the positioning of the Indigenous subject before and beyond the law, this book focuses upon the animation of indigeneities within textual imaginaries, both literary and juridical. Engaging the philosophy of Jacques Derrida and Walter Benjamin, as well…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12
    Routledge
    Indigenous Peoples and the Law

  • V. S. Naipaul: Displacement and Autobiography

    1st Edition

    By Judith Levy

    Originally published in 1995. V. S. Naipaul, a Trinidadian of Indian descent living in the West, has written in many forms. Through an analysis of five works by Naipaul written in different modes and periods of his life, this study posits a relationship between a cultural condition and a choice of…

    Paperback – 2017-07-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Autobiography

  • Contemporary Pakistani Fiction in English

    Idea, Nation, State, 1st Edition

    By Cara N. Cilano

    Looking at a wide selection of Pakistani novels in English, this book explores how literary texts imaginatively probe the past, convey the present, and project a future in terms that facilitate a sense of collective belonging. The novels discussed cover a range of historical movements and…

    Paperback – 2017-06-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Resistance in Contemporary Middle Eastern Cultures

    Literature, Cinema and Music, 1st Edition

    Edited by Karima Laachir, Saeed Talajooy

    This study highlights the connections between power, cultural products, resistance, and the artistic strategies through which that resistance is voiced in the Middle East. Exploring cultural displays of dissent in the form of literary works, films, and music, the collection uses the concept of '…

    Paperback – 2017-05-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

  • Postcolonial Memoir in the Middle East

    Rethinking the Liminal in Mashriqi Writing, 1st Edition

    By Norbert Bugeja

    This book reconsiders the notion of liminality in postcolonial critical discourse today. By visiting Mashriqi writers of memoir, Bugeja offers a unique intervention in the understanding of 'in-between' and ‘threshold’ states in present-day postcolonialist thought. His analysis situates liminal…

    Paperback – 2017-05-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

  • Religious Freedom in India

    Sovereignty and (Anti) Conversion, 1st Edition

    By Goldie Osuri

    Drawing on the critical and theoretical concepts of sovereignty, biopolitics, and necropolitics, this book examines how a normative liberal and secular understanding of India’s religious identity is translatable by Hindu nationalists into discrimination and violence against minoritized religious…

    Paperback – 2017-05-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Postcolonial Readings of Music in World Literature

    1st Edition

    By Cameron Fae Bushnell

    This book reads representations of Western music in literary texts to reveal the ways in which artifacts of imperial culture function within contemporary world literature. Bushnell argues that Western music’s conventions for performance, composition, and listening, established during the colonial…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • Palestinian Literature and Film in Postcolonial Feminist Perspective

    1st Edition

    By Anna Ball

    Palestinian Literature and Film in Postcolonial Feminist Perspective is the first sustained study of gender-consciousness in the Palestinian creative imagination. Drawing on concepts from postcolonial feminist theory, Ball analyses a range of literary and filmic works by major creative…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

  • Arabic Literature for the Classroom

    Teaching Methods, Theories, Themes and Texts, 1st Edition

    Edited by Mushin J al-Musawi

    Arabic Literature for the Classroom argues for a more visible presence of Arabic within the humanities and social sciences, stressing the need to make Arabic literature available as a world literature, without damaging its own distinctive characteristics. The nineteen chapters which make up this…

    Paperback – 2017-05-01
    Routledge

  • How Shakespeare Became Colonial

    Editorial Tradition and the British Empire, 1st Edition

    By Leah S. Marcus

    In this fascinating book, Leah S. Marcus argues that the colonial context in which Shakespeare was edited and disseminated during the heyday of the British Empire has left a mark on Shakespeare’s texts to the present day. How Shakespeare Became Colonial offers a unique and engaging argument,…

    Paperback – 2017-03-20
    Routledge

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