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The Oxford Handbook of Postcolonial Studies



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The Oxford Handbook of Postcolonial Studies provides a comprehensive overview of the latest scholarship in postcolonial studies, while also considering possible future developments in the field. Original chapters written by a worldwide team of contritbuors are organised into five cross-referenced sections, 'The Imperial Past', 'The Colonial Present', 'Theory and Practice', 'Across the Disciplines', and 'Across the World'. The chapters offer both country-specific and comparative approaches to current issues, offering a wide range of new and interesting perspectives. The Handbook reflects the increasingly multidisciplinary nature of postcolonial studies and reiterates its continuing relevance to the study of both the colonial past--in its multiple manifestations-- and the contemporary globalized world. Taken together, these essays, the dialogues they pursue, and the editorial comments that surround them constitute nothing less than a blueprint for the future of a much-contested but intellectually vibrant and politically engaged field.

Author Biography

Graham Huggan is Chair of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Literatures in the School of English at the University of Leeds, where he also directs the cross-disciplinary Institute for Colonial and Postcolonial Studies. He is the author of numerous books and articles in the general field of comparative postcolonial studies, a field he has been working in for over twenty years.

Table of Contents

General Introduction, Graham Huggan
Section One: The Imperial Past
Introduction, Graham Huggan
Reason Aside: Reflections on Enlightenment and Empire, Ann Laura Stoler
Empires of Democracy, Tyler Stovall
The Imperial Past: Spain and Portugal in the New World, Patricia Seed
Imperial/Colonial Metamorphosis: A Decolonial Narrative, from the Ottoman Sultanate and Spanish Empire to the US and the EU, Walter Mignolo
Empire, Islam and the Postcolonial, Salman Sayyid
Hegel, Empire and Anti-Colonial Thought, Timothy Brennan
Section One Response: Imperial Histories, Postcolonial Theories, Stephen Howe
Section Two: The Colonial Present
Introduction, Graham Huggan
Violence, Law and Justice in the Colonial Present, Stephen Morton
Renegade Prophets and Native Acolytes: Liberalism and Imperialism Today, Priyamvada Gopal
The Geopolitics of Knowledge and the Challenge of Postcolonial Agency: International Relations, US Policy and the Arab World, Waleed Hazbun
Africa s Colonial Present: Development, Violence and Postcolonial Security, Joanne Sharp
Beyond Biopolitics: Agamben, Asylum and Postcolonial Critique, David Farrier and Patricia Tuitt
Indigenous Inhabitations and the Colonial Present, Jo Smith and Stephen Turner
Section Two Response: Towards an Anti-Colonial Future, Peter Hallward
Section Three: Theory and Practice
Introduction, Graham Huggan
Revisiting Resistance: Postcolonial Practice and the Antecedents of Theory, Elleke Boehmer
Third Worldism and the Political Imaginary of Postcolonial Studies, Neil Lazarus
Postcolonialism and/as Translation, Susan Bassnett
Remembering Back: Cultural Memory, Colonial Legacies and Postcolonial Studies, Michael Rothberg
Postcolonialism and Popular Cultures, Simon Featherstone
Race, Racism and Postcoloniality, Pooja Rangan and Rey Chow
Section Three Response: Theory and Practice in Postcolonial Studies, Leela Gandhi
Section Four: Across the Disciplines
Introduction, Graham Huggan
Modes and Models of Postcolonial Cross-Disciplinarity, Diana Brydon
Postcolonialism and Literature, John McLeod
Postcolonialism and History, Dane Kennedy
Slippery, Like a Fish : The Discourse of the Social Sciences, Barry Hindess
At the Limits of the Secular: History and Critique in Postcolonial Religious Studies, Ananda Abeysekara
Postcolonialism and the Environment, Dana Mount and Susie O Brien
Section Four Response: Origins, outcomes and the meaning of postcolonial diversity, David Attwell
Section Five: Across the World
Introduction, Graham Huggan
Perspectives on Globalization and Subalternity, Nikita Dhawan and Shalini Randeria
Postcolonialism, Globalization and the Asia Question, Daniel Vukovich
Our Sea of Islands : Globalization, Regionalism and (Trans)nationalism in the Pacific, Michelle Keown and Stuart Murray
Africa and its Diasporas, Ato Quayson
Postcolonializing the Americas, Charles Forsdick
Irritating Europe, Frank Schulze-Engler
Section five response: What was globalization?, Ali Behdad
Afterword, Stephen Slemon

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