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Terror and the Postcolonial: A Concise Companion

Terror and the Postcolonial: A Concise Companion

Elleke Boehmer (Editor), Stephen Morton (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-119-14358-1

Oct 2015, Wiley-Blackwell

408 pages

$39.99

Description

Terror and the Postcolonial is a major comparative study of terrorism and its representations in postcolonial theory, literature, and culture.

  • A ground-breaking study addressing and theorizing the relationship between postcolonial studies, colonial history, and terrorism through a series of contemporary and historical case studies from various postcolonial contexts
  • Critically analyzes the figuration of terrorism in a variety of postcolonial literary texts from South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East
  • Raises the subject of terror as both an expression of globalization and a postcolonial product
  • Features key essays by well-known theorists, such as Robert J. C. Young, Derek Gregory, and Achille Mbembe, and Vron Ware
Notes on Contributors.

Acknowledgments.

Introduction: Terror and the Postcolonial.

Part I: Theories of Colonial and Postcolonial Terror.

Part II: Histories of Post/colonial Terror.

Part III: Genres of Terror.

Index .

"This is a book written by academics but is perfectly suitable for the average reader.  The text is not too dry or overburdened with longwinded narrative, but is thought provoking and image-shattering.  Terror and the Postcolonial will take the wind out of the sails of anyone who believes we live in a world where terrorism is the sole property of extremists, religious zealots and bigots.  Terrorism has been around for much longer than since 9/11 and it is about time someone had the courage to admit our part in it." (M/C Reviews, November 2010)

  • A ground-breaking new study addressing and theorizing the conjunction between postcolonial studies, colonial history, and terrorism through a series of contemporary and historical case studies from various postcolonial contexts
  • Critically analyzes the figuration of terrorism in a variety of postcolonial literary texts from South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East
  • Raises the subject of terror as both an expression of globalization and a postcolonial product
  • Features key essays by well-known theorists, such as Robert J. C. Young, Derek Gregory, and Achille Mbembe, and Vron Ware