Postcolonial Theory and Criticism

Postcolonial Theory and Criticism

Edited by Laura Chrisman, Benita Parry

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D.S.Brewer

Overview

Overview

Articles on the historical, social and political realities of postcolonialism as expressed in contemporary writing.
Contemporary postcolonial studies represent a controversial area of debate. This collection seeks a more pragmatic approach to the subject, taking into account its historical, social and political realities, rather than ignoring a consideration of material conditions. The contributors look at the oppositional power held and exercised by anti-colonial movements, a neglected topic; address the literary strategies devised by metropolitan writers to contain the insecurities of empire, given that unrest and opposition were integral to British imperialism; contest the charges of nativism and essentialism made by postcolonial critics against liberation writings; and investigate the voices of both inhabitants of post-independence nation states, and those scattered by colonialism itself.

Dr LAURA CHRISMAN teaches at Sussex University; BENITA PARRY is Honorary Professor at Warwick University.

Contributors: Vilashini Cooppan, Fernando Coronil, Gautam Premnath, Ato Quayson, Tim Watson, Lawrence Phillips, Sukhdev Sandhu

Details

March 2000
168 pages
21.6x13.8 cm
Essays and Studies
ISBN: 9780859915540
Format: Hardback
Library eBook
D.S.Brewer
BIC DS
BISAC LIT004020, LIT006000
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Table of Contents

W(h)ither Post-Colonial Studies? Towards the Transnational Study of Race and Nation - Vilashini Cooppan
Listening to the Subaltern: Postcolonial Studies and the Poetics of Neocolonial States - Fernando Coronil
Remembering Fanon, Decolonizing Diaspora - Gautam Premnath
Instrumental and Synoptic Dimensions of Interdisciplinarity in Postcolonial Studies - Ato Quayson
Indian and Irish Unrest in Kipling's Kim - Tim Watson
The Canker of Empire: Colonialism, Autobiography and the Representation of Illness: Jack London and Robert Louis Stevenson in the Marquesasin the Marquesas - Lawrence Phillips
Pop Goes the Centre: Hanif Kureishi's London - Sukhdev Sandhu

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