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The Cambridge Companion to Postcolonial Literary Studies

The Cambridge Companion to Postcolonial Literary Studies

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Neil Lazarus, Tamara Sivanandan, Benita Parry, John Marx, Simon Gikandi, Timothy Brennan, Priyamvada Gopal, Keya Ganguly, Laura Chrisman, Deepika Bahri, Fernando Coronil, Andrew Smith
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  • Date Published: August 2004
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521534185

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  • A comprehensive introduction to postcolonialism, this Companion examines different aspects of postcolonial thought and culture that have had a significant effect on contemporary critical thought. Topics discussed by experts in the field include postcolonialism's relation to modernity, and its significance and relevance to literature, film, law, philosophy, and modern cultural studies. Additional material includes a guide to further reading and a chronology.

    • Presents a lucid overview of the issues, theories and concepts relating to postcolonialism
    • Covers a broad range of topics addressing literary studies, but drawing on sociology, history and cultural studies
    • Supported by a useful chronology and further reading
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "Lazarus brings together 12 original essays and contributes both a fine introduction and an unusual, useful chronology that links the events and texts marking the end of colonization with the emergence of postcolonial studies as a theoretical discourse. Essential." K. Tölölyan, Wesleyan University, CHOICE

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    Product details

    • Date Published: August 2004
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521534185
    • length: 352 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 150 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.52kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introducing postcolonial studies Neil Lazarus
    Part I. Social and Historical Context:
    2. The global dispensation since 1945 Neil Lazarus
    3. Anti-colonialism, national liberation, and postcolonial nation formation Tamara Sivanandan
    4. The institutionalisation of postcolonial studies Benita Parry
    Part II. The Shape of the Field:
    5. Postcolonial literature in the western literary canon John Marx
    6. Poststructuralism and postcolonial discourse Simon Gikandi
    7. From development to globalisation: postcolonial studies and globalisation theory Timothy Brennan
    8. Reading subaltern history Priyamvada Gopal
    9. Temporality and postcolonial critique Keya Ganguly
    Part III. Sites of Engagement:
    10. Nationalism and postcolonial studies Laura Chrisman
    11. Feminism in/and postcolonialism Deepika Bahri
    12. Latin American postcolonial studies and global decolonisation Fernando Coronil
    13. Migrancy, hybridity and postcolonial literary studies Andrew Smith.

  • Editor

    Neil Lazarus, University of Warwick


    Neil Lazarus, Tamara Sivanandan, Benita Parry, John Marx, Simon Gikandi, Timothy Brennan, Priyamvada Gopal, Keya Ganguly, Laura Chrisman, Deepika Bahri, Fernando Coronil, Andrew Smith

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