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Postcolonial Theory (A Critical Introduction)
Postcolonial Theory (A Critical Introduction)
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About the Book

Postcolonial Theory 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.

This 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 postcolonial theory as a model for living with and 'knowing' cultural

differences non-violently.

Postcolonial Theory is a useful starting point or readers new to the field and a provocative account, which opens possibilities for debate.

About the Author

Leela Gandhi lectures in the school of English at La Trobe University, Melbourne, she researches the cultural history of the Indo-British colonial encounter, and has published extensively in this area. She is joint editor of the journal Postcolonial Studies.

CONTENTS
Acknowledgmentsvii
Prefaceviii
1After colonialism 1
The colonial aftermath Postcolonial re-membering
Gandhi and Fanon: the slave's recovery
2Thinking otherwise: a brief intellectual history
Marxism, poststructuralism and the problem of humanism
What is Enlightenment?
Descartes' error
Nietzsche's genealogy
23
3Postcolonialism and the new humanities
Provincialism Europe Power, Knowledge and the humanities
Oppositional criticism and the new humanities
Oppositional criticism and the new humanities
The world and the book
The postcolonial intellectual
42
4Edward Said and his critics64
Enter Orientalism The Said phenomenon
Rethinking colonial discourse
5Postcolonialism and feminism81
Imperialist feminisms: woman (in) difference
Gendered subalterns: the (Other) woman in the attic
Conflicting loyalties: brothers v. sisters
Between men: rethinking the colonial encounter
6Imagining community: the question of nationalism102
Good and bad nationalisms
Midnight's children: the politics of nationhood
A derivative discourse?
7One world: the vision of postnationalism122
Globalisation, hybridity, diaspora
Mutual transformations
Postnational Utopias: toward an ethics of hybridity
8Postcolonial literatures144
Textual politics
9The limits of postcolonial theory167
The meta-narrative of colonialism
The end of colonialism
Bibliography177
Index189

Postcolonial Theory (A Critical Introduction)

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About the Book

Postcolonial Theory 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.

This 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 postcolonial theory as a model for living with and 'knowing' cultural

differences non-violently.

Postcolonial Theory is a useful starting point or readers new to the field and a provocative account, which opens possibilities for debate.

About the Author

Leela Gandhi lectures in the school of English at La Trobe University, Melbourne, she researches the cultural history of the Indo-British colonial encounter, and has published extensively in this area. She is joint editor of the journal Postcolonial Studies.

CONTENTS
Acknowledgmentsvii
Prefaceviii
1After colonialism 1
The colonial aftermath Postcolonial re-membering
Gandhi and Fanon: the slave's recovery
2Thinking otherwise: a brief intellectual history
Marxism, poststructuralism and the problem of humanism
What is Enlightenment?
Descartes' error
Nietzsche's genealogy
23
3Postcolonialism and the new humanities
Provincialism Europe Power, Knowledge and the humanities
Oppositional criticism and the new humanities
Oppositional criticism and the new humanities
The world and the book
The postcolonial intellectual
42
4Edward Said and his critics64
Enter Orientalism The Said phenomenon
Rethinking colonial discourse
5Postcolonialism and feminism81
Imperialist feminisms: woman (in) difference
Gendered subalterns: the (Other) woman in the attic
Conflicting loyalties: brothers v. sisters
Between men: rethinking the colonial encounter
6Imagining community: the question of nationalism102
Good and bad nationalisms
Midnight's children: the politics of nationhood
A derivative discourse?
7One world: the vision of postnationalism122
Globalisation, hybridity, diaspora
Mutual transformations
Postnational Utopias: toward an ethics of hybridity
8Postcolonial literatures144
Textual politics
9The limits of postcolonial theory167
The meta-narrative of colonialism
The end of colonialism
Bibliography177
Index189
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