Postcolonial Discourses: An Anthology
February 2001, ©2001, Wiley-Blackwell
Editor’s Introduction: Resistance and Complicity in Postcolonial Studies.
Part I: Post-Colonial Discourses: Complicity and Critique.
"Spontaneity: Its Strength and Weakness" (Frantz Fanon).
"Discrepant Experiences" (Edward W Said).
"Unsatisfied: Notes on Vernacular Cosmopolitanism" (Homi K Bhabha).
"The Burden of English" (Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak).
"Colonialism and Desiring Machines" (Robert Young).
"Post-Colonial Critical Theories" (Stephen Slemon).
Part II: Indian Nations: The Conundrum of Difference.
"The Prose of Counter-Insurgency" (Ranajit Guha).
"The Nationalist Resolution of the Women's Question" (Partha Chatterjee).
"Representing Sati: Continuities and Discontinuities" (Rajeswari Sunder Rajan).
"Nationalism, Gender, and the Narrative of Identity" (R Radhakrishnan).
Part III: African Identities: Resistance and Race.
"An Image of Africa: Racism in Conrad's Heart of Darkness" (Chinua Achebe).
"African Identities" (Kwame Anthony Appiah).
"Unsystematic Fingers at the Conditions of Times': 'Afropop' and the Paradoxes of Imperialism" (Neil Lazarus).
"Sheroes and Villains: Conceptualizing Colonial and Contemporary Violence Against Women in Africa" (Amina Mana).
Part IV: Caribbean Encounters: Revolution, Hybridity, Diaspora.
"Colonialism and the Caribbean Novel" (George Lamming).
"Negotiating Caribbean Identities" (Stuart Hall).
"Survival and Invention: Indigeneity in the Caribbean" (Peter Hulme).
"Sending the Younger Son Across the Wide Sargasso Sea: The New Colonizer Arrives" (Moira Ferguson).
Part V: Rump Commonwealth: Settler Colonies and the "Second World".
"Crimes and Punishments" (Bob Hodge and Vijay Mishra).
"Colonizing Gender in Colonial Australia: The Eliza Fraser Story" (Kay Schafer).
"The Body in the Library: Identity, Opposition, and the Settler-Invader Woman" (Helen Tiffin).
"Out of the Center: Thoughts on the Post-Colonial Literatures of Australia and New Zealand" (Ralph J Crane).
Part VI: The Case of Ireland: Inventing Nations.
"Adulteration and the Nation" (David Lloyd).
"Reading in a Woman's Death: Colonial Text and Oral Tradition in Nineteenth-Century Ireland" (Angela Bourke).
"Deanglicization" (Declan Kiberd).
"Race Against Time: Racial Discourse and Irish History" (Luke Gibbons).
- Provides an entirely new approach to the subject of
post-colonialism which will completely re-orientate the
- Unique to this Reader is a section on Ireland which highlights
a new approach to resistance to empire.
- Offers students a sense of the heterogeneity and plurality of
- Brief headnotes sum up the main thematic and theoretical
currents in the region and provide relevant historical,
biographical and technical information.
- Key terms are explained and cross-references to similar essays aid class discussion and research.
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