The post-colonial studies reader / edited by Bill Ashcroft, Gareth Griffiths and Helen Tiffin. - 2nd ed. - New York : Routledge, 2006. - xxviii, 587 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Part I. ISSUES AND DEBATES. 1. The occasion for speaking / George Lamming --
2. The economy of Manichean allegory / Abdul R. JanMohamed --
3. Orientalism / Edward W. Said --
4. Can the subaltern speak? / Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak --
5. Signs taken for wonders / Homi K. Bhabha --
6. Problems in current theories of colonial discourse / Benita Parry --
7. The scramble for post-colonialism / Stephen Slemon --
8. Colonialism and culture / Nicholas B. Dirks --
9. The nature of things : arrested decolonization and critical theory / Biodun Jeyifo --
10. The intimacy of tyranny / Achille Mbembe ----
Part II. UNIVERSALITY AND DIFFERENCE. 11. Colonialist criticism / Chinua Achebe --
12. Heroic ethnocentrism : the idea of universality in literature / Charles Larson --
13. Western mathematics : the secret weapon of cultural imperialism / Alan J. Bishop --
14. Jamison's rhetoric of otherness and the 'national allegory' / Aijaz Ahmad --
15. The critique of eurocentrism / Tsenay Serequeberhan ----
Part III. REPRESENTATION AND RESISTANCE. 16. Resistance, opposition and representation / Edward W. Said --
17. Post-colonial literatures and counter-discourse / Helen Tiffin --
18. Unsettling the empire : resistance theory for the second world / Stephen Slemon --
19. The rhetoric of English India / Sara Suleri --
20. Colonialism, racism and representation / Robert Stam and Louise Spence --
Table of contents

The essential introduction to the most important texts in post-colonial theory and criticism, this second edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to include 121 extracts from key works in the field. Leading, as well as lesser known figures in the fields of writing, theory and criticism contribute to this inspiring body of work that includes sections on nationalism, hybridity, diaspora and globalization. The Readerʹs wide-ranging approach reflects the remarkable diversity of work in the discipline along with the vibrancy of anti-imperialist writing both within and without the metropolitan centres. Covering more debates, topics and critics than any comparable book in its field, The Post-Colonial Studies Reader is the ideal starting point for students and issues a potent challenge to the ways in which we think and write about literature and culture. -- Publisher description.

0415345642 (hbk.) 9780415345644 (hbk.) 0415345650 (pbk.) 9780415345651 (pbk.)


Commonwealth literature (English)--History and criticism.
English literature--History and criticism.--Developing countries
Postcolonialism--Commonwealth countries.
Postcolonialism in literature.
Decolonization in literature.
Imperialism in literature.
Colonies in literature.

PR9080 / .P57 2006

820.9358 / POS 2006

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