The Post-Colonial Studies Reader

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  • Edition: 2nd
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  • Copyright: 2006-01-13
  • Publisher: Routledge

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The Postcolonial StudiesReaderis the essential introduction to the most important texts in post-colonial theory and criticism. Updating and expanding the coverage of the highly successful first edition, this second edition now offers 121 extracts from key works in the field, arranged in clearly introduced sections on: Issues and Debates Universality and Difference Representation and Resistance Nationalism Hybridity Indigeneity Ethnicity Race Feminism Language The Body and Performance History Place Education Production and Consumption Diaspora Globalization Environment The Sacred Leading figures in the areas of post-colonial writing, theory and criticism are represented, as are critics who are as yet less well-known. As in the first edition, theReaderranges as widely as possible in orderto reflect the remarkable diversity of work in the discipline and the vibrancy of anti-imperialist writing both within and without the metropolitan centres. Covering more debates, topics and critics than any comparable book in its field,The Postcolonial Studies Readerprovides the ideal starting point for students and issues a potent challenge to the ways in which we think and write about literature and culture.

Table of Contents

General introductionp. 1
Introduction to the second editionp. 5
Issues and debates
Introduction to part onep. 9
The occasion for speakingp. 14
The economy of Manichean allegoryp. 19
Orientalismp. 24
Can the subaltern speak?p. 28
Signs taken for wondersp. 38
Problems in current theories of colonial discoursep. 44
The scramble for post-colonialismp. 51
Colonialism and culturep. 57
The nature of things : arrested decolonization and critical theoryp. 62
The intimacy of tyrannyp. 66
Universality and difference
Introduction to part twop. 71
Colonialist criticismp. 73
Heroic ethnocentrism : the idea of universality in literaturep. 77
Western mathematics : the secret weapon of cultural imperialismp. 80
Jameson's rhetoric of otherness and the 'national allergory'p. 84
The critique of Eurocentrismp. 89
Representation and resistance
Introduction to part threep. 93
Resistance, opposition and representationp. 95
Post-colonial literatures and counter-discoursep. 99
Unsettling the empire : resistance theory for the second worldp. 102
The rhetoric of English Indiap. 107
Colonialism, racism and representationp. 109
Networks of resistancep. 113
Introduction to part fourp. 117
National culturep. 119
Imagined communitiesp. 123
Nationalism as a problemp. 126
The national longing for formp. 128
Dissemination : time, narrative, and the margins of the modern nationp. 132
What ish my nation?p. 134
Introduction to part fivep. 137
Fossil and psychep. 139
Named for Victoria, Queen of Englandp. 143
Of the marvellous realism of the Haitiansp. 146
Marvellous realism : the way out of negritudep. 150
Creolization in Jamaicap. 152
Cultural diversity and cultural differencesp. 155
The cultural politics of hybridityp. 158
Introduction to part sixp. 163
The myth of authenticityp. 165
Who can write as other?p. 169
The representation of the indigenep. 172
Postcolonialism, ideology, and native American literaturep. 176
Indigenous articulationsp. 180
The white inuit speaks : contamination as literary strategyp. 184
Introduction to part sevenp. 189
Who is ethnic?p. 191
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