Author: Leela Gandhi
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9780195647617
A ground-breaking critical introduction to the burgeoning field of postcolonial studies. This book is a useful starting point for readers new to the field and a provocative account which opens possibilities for debate.
This book is a ground breaking critical introduction to the burgeoning field of postcolonial studies. Leela Gandhi maps out this field clearly in terms of its wider philosophical and intellectual context, drawing important connections between postcolonial theory and poststructuralism, postmodernism, Marxism and feminism. She assesses the contribution of major theorists such as Edward Said, Gayatri Spivak and Homi Bhaba, and also points to the influence of earlier thinkers such as Frantz Fanon and Mahatma Gandhi.
The book is distinctive in its concern for the specific historical, material and cultural contexts for postcolonial theory, and in its attempt to sketch out the ethical possibilities for post colonial theory as a model for living with and knowing cultural differences non-violently.
Postcolonial Theory is a useful starting point for readers new to the field, and a provocative account which opens possibilities for debate.
* After Colonialism
* Thinking Otherwise: A brief intellectual history
* Postcolonialism and new humanities
* Edward Said and his critics
* Postcolonialism and feminism
* Imagining community: the question of nationalism
* One world: the vision of postnationalism
* Postcolonial literatures
* The limits of postcolonial theory