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Postcolonialism: Theory, Practice or Process?



Postcolonialism: Theory, Practice or Process?

Ato Quayson

ISBN: 978-0-745-61713-8 January 2000 Polity 216 Pages


This important new book provides a critical introduction to the rapidly expanding field of postcolonial studies.
Introduction: Postcolonializing.

1. Instrumental and Synoptic Dimensions of Interdisciplinarity.

2. Postcolonial Historiography and the Problem of Local Knowledge.

3. Literature as a Politically Symbolic Act.

5. Feminism, Postcolonialism and the Contradictory Orders of Modernity.

6. Postcolonialism and Postmodernism.

7. Parables from the Canon: Postcolonializing Shakespeare.




'Quayson's summary of the essence of the debate between Marshall Sahlins and Gannath Obeyesekere will be welcomed for its conciseness and its accuracy.' Research in African Literatures
*A wide-ranging account and critical introduction to postcolonial studies.
* Also includes broad coverage of African Studies - an area normally overlooked in introductions of this kind.
* Interdisciplinary in its approach, the book draws on literary criticism, philosophy, anthropology and texts from popular culture to demonstrate how postcolonial studies is relevant today.