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Empire, Colony, Postcolony

Robert J. C. Young

ISBN: 978-1-118-89615-0 June 2015 Wiley-Blackwell 224 Pages



Empire, Colony, Postcolony provides a clear exposition of the historical, political and ideological dimensions of colonialism, imperialism, and postcolonialism, with clear explanations of these categories, which relate their histories to contemporary political issues. The book analyzes major concepts and explains the meaning of key terms.

  • The first book to introduce the main historical and cultural parameters of the different categories of empire, colony, postcolony, nation, and globalization and the ways in which they are analyzed today
  • Explains in clear and accessible language the historical and theoretical origins of postcolonial theory as well as providing a postcolonial perspective on the formations of the contemporary world
  • Written by an acknowledged expert on postcolonialism
Acknowledgments viii

1 Introduction 1

2 Empire 7

3 Colony 27

4 Slavery and Race 42

5 Colonialism and Imperialism 52

6 Nation 66

7 Nationalism 77

8 Anticolonialism 85

9 Decolonization 103

10 Neo]colonialism, Globalization, Planetarity 117

11 Postcolony 135

12 Postcolonialism 149

References 178

Name Index 191

Subject Index 195