9780631206620

A Companion to Postcolonial Studies

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    9780631206620

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    0631206620

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2000-02-03
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Summary

This volume examines the tumultuous changes that have occurred and are still occurring in the aftermath of European colonization of the globe from 1492 to 1947. Ranges widely over the major themes, regions, theories and practices of postcolonial study Presents original essays by the leading proponents of postcolonial study in the Americas, Europe, India, Africa, East and West Asia Provides clear introductions to the major social and political movements underlying colonization and decolonization, accessible histories of the literature and culture, and separate regions affected by European colonization Features introductory essays on the major thinkers and intellectual schools that have informed strategies of national liberation worldwide Offers an incisive summary of the long history and theory of modern European colonization in local detail and global scale.

Author Biography


Henry Schwarz is Associate Professor of English at Georgetown University, He is author of Writing Cultural History in Colonial and Postcolonial India (1997) and co-editor of Reading the Shape of the World: Toward an International Cultural Studies (1996) and Contributions to Bengal Studies: An International and Interdisciplinary Approach (1998). He has published in literary theory, cultural studies, Indian literature, and English imperialism. He is currently US Regional Editor of Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies.

Sangeeta Ray is currently the Director of the Asian American Studies program at the University of Maryland as well as Associate Professor in the English Department. She has published extensively on feminist postcolonial issues. She is author of En-Gendering India: Woman and Nation in Colonial and Postcolonial Narratives (1999).

Table of Contents

List of Contributors
ix
Foreword: Upon Reading the Companion to Postcolonial Studies xv
Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
Acknowledgments xxiii
Mission Impossible: Introducing Postcolonial Studies in the US Academy 1(20)
Henry Schwarz
Part I: Historical and Theoretical Issues 21(142)
Imperialism, Colonialism, Postcolonialism
23(30)
Neil Larsen
Postcolonial Feminism/Postcolonialism and Feminism
53(19)
Rajeswari Sunder Rajan
You-me Park
Heterogeneity and Hybridity: Colonial Legacy, Postcolonial Heresy
72(15)
David Theo Goldberg
Postcolonialism and Postmodernism
87(25)
Ato Quayson
Postcolonial Studies in the House of US Multiculturalism
112(14)
Jenny Sharpe
Global Capital and Transnationalism
126(37)
Crystal Bartolovich
Part II: The Local and the Global 163(266)
A Vindication of Double Consciousness
165(15)
Doris Sommer
Human Understanding and (Latin) American Interests-The Politics and Sensibilities of Geohistorical Locations
180(23)
Walter D. Mignolo
US Imperialism: Global Dominance without Colonies
203(18)
Donald E. Pease
Indigenousness and Indigeneity
221(15)
Jace Weaver
Creolization, Orality, and Nation Language in the Caribbean
236(16)
Supriya Nair
Middle-class Consciousness and Patriotic Literature in South Asia
252(17)
Sumit Sarkar
Africa: Varied Colonial Legacies
269(13)
Tejumola Olaniyan
The ``Middle East''? Or.../Arabic Literature and the Postcolonial Predicament
282(22)
Magda M. Al-Nowaihi
King Kong in Hong Kong: Watching the ``Handover'' from the USA
304(15)
Rey Chow
Japan and East Asia
319(14)
Sandra Buckley
Intellectuals, Theosophy, and Failed Narratives of the Nation in Late Colonial Java
333(27)
Laurie J. Sears
Settler Colonies
360(17)
Anna Johnston
Alan Lawson
Ireland After History
377(19)
David Lloyd
Global Disjunctures, Diasporic Differences, and the New World (Dis-)Order
396(14)
Ali Behdad
Home, Homo, Hybrid: Translating Gender
410(19)
Geeta Patel
Part III: The Inventiveness of Theory 429(92)
Humanism in Question: Fanon and Said
431(20)
Anthony C. Alessandrini
Spivak and Bhabha
451(16)
Bart Moore-Gilbert
A Small History of Subaltern Studies
467(19)
Dipesh Chakrabarty
Feminist Theory in Perspective
486(22)
Ipshita Chanda
Global Gay Formations amd Local Homosexualities
508(13)
Katie King
Part IV: Cultural Studies and the Accommodation of Postcolonialism 521(54)
Rethinking English: Postcolonial English Studies
523(17)
Gaurav Desai
Postcolonial Legality
540(16)
Upendra Baxi
Race, Gender, Class, Postcolonialism: Toward a New Humanistic Paradigm?
556(19)
Bruce Robbins
Index 575

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