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- An indispensable guide for anyone seeking an authoritative understanding of the intellectual contexts of Postcolonialism, bringing together 10 original essays from leading international scholars including C. L. Innes and Susan Bassnett
- Explains the ideas and practises that emerged from the dismantling of European empires
- Explores the ways in which these ideas and practices influenced the period's keynote concerns, such as race, culture, and identity; literary and cultural translations; and the politics of resistance
- Chapters cover the fields of identity studies, orality and literacy, nationalisms, feminism, anthropology and cultural criticism, the politics of rewriting, new geographies, publishing and marketing, translation studies.
- Features a useful Chronology of the period, thorough general bibliography, and guides to further reading
David Richards is Professor of English Studies and Director of the Centre of Postcolonial Studies at the University of Stirling having previously held posts at the universities of Leeds and Birmingham and at the Open University, where he was the founding Director of the Ferguson Research Centre. His published works include Masks of Difference: Cultural Representations in Literature, Anthropology and Art (1995) and Urban Generations: Post-colonial Cities (Co-edited with Taieb Balghazi and Taoufik Agoumy, 2005).
Table of Contents
List of Illustrations vii
Notes on Contributors viii
1 Framing Identities 9
2 Orality and Literacy 29
Part 1: India G.N. Devy
Part 2: South Africa Duncan Brown
3 The Politics of Rewriting 56
4 Postcolonial Translations 78
5 Nation and Nationalisms 97
6 Feminism and Womanism 120
7 Cartographies and Visualization 141
8 Marginality: Representations of Subalternity, Aboriginality and Race 162
9 Anthropology and Postcolonialism 182
10 Publishing Histories 204