Equally suitable for undergraduates and specialists in the humanities, this collection provides an in-depth introduction to debates within post-colonial theory and criticism. The readings are drawn from a diverse selection of Third World and Western thinkers, both historical and contemporary. "Post-colonialism" is taken by the editors to include Third World and diasporic experience; like "colonialism," it is understood to contain a complex set of cultural, ethnographic, political, and economic processes and conflicts. This volume explores such issues as the nature of colonized cultures and anti-colonial resistance; subaltern historiography; constructions of Western subjectivity, knowledge, and gender; the formation of post-colonial intellectuals; the metropolitan institutionalization of post-colonialism; neo-colonialism; and the nature of minority and post-colonial identity and discourse. One section is devoted to the application of theoretical formulations to cultural criticism, and contains a number of textual analyses. A general introduction to the volume as well as introductions to each section provide historical, theoretical, and poltical contexts for the readings.
The book concludes with an extensive bibliography.
Preface Acknowledgements Colonial Discourse and Post-Colonial Theory: An Introduction Part I. Theorising Colonised Cultures and Anti-Colonial Resistance Introduction 1. Negritude: A Humanism of the Twentieth Century, by Leopold Sedar Senghor 2. On National Culture, by Frantz Fanon 3. National Liberation and Culture, by Amilcar Cabral 4. Can the Subaltern Speak, by Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak 5. Remembering Fanon: Self, Psyche and the Colonial Condition, by Homi Bhabha Part II. Theorising the West Introduction 6. From Orientalism, by Edward Said 7. Orientalism and Its Problems, by Dennis Porter 8. Orientalism and After, by Aijaz Ahmad 9. From Discourse on Colonialism, by Aime Cesaire 10. From The Consequences of Modernity, by Anthony Giddens Part III. Theorising Gender Introduction 11. Under Western Eyes: Feminist Scholarship and Colonial Discourses, by Chandra Talpade Mohanty 12. The Unspeakable Limits of Rape: Colonial Violence and Counter-Insurgency, by Jenny Sharpe 13. Woman Skin Deep: Feminism and the Postcolonial Condition, by Sara Suleri 14. Speaking in Tongues: Dialogics, Dialectics and the Black Woman Writer's Literary Tradition, by Mae Gwendolyn Henderson Part IV. Theorising Post-Coloniality: Intellectuals and Institutions Introduction 15. What is Post(-)colonialism, by Vijay Mishra and Bob Hodge 16. The Angel of Progress: Pitfalls of the Term Post-colonialism, by Anne McClintock 17. Overworlding the Third World, by Ania Loomba 18. Disjuncture and Difference in the Global Cultural Economy, by Arjun Appadurai 19. Towards a Critical Theory of Third World Films, by Teshome H. Gabriel 20. Beyond Ethnocentrism : Gender, Power and the Third-World Intelligentsia, by Jean Franco Part V. Theorising Post-Coloniality: Discourse and Identity Introduction 21. Identity and Its Discontents: Women and the Nation, by Deniz Kandiyoti 22. Cultural Identity and Diaspora, by Stuart Hall 23. Urban Social Movements, Race and Community, by Paul Gilroy 24. Postmodern Blackness, by bell hooks 25. The African Writer and the English Language, by Chinua Achebe 26. The Language of African Literature, by Ngugi wa Thing'o Part VI. Reading from Theory Introduction 27. The Construction of Woman in Three Popular Texts of Empire: Towards a Critique of Materialist Feminism, by Rosemary Hennessy and Rajeswari Mohan 28. Kim and Orientalism, by Patrick Williams 29. The Imperial Unconscious? Representations of Imperial Discourse, by Laura Chrisman 30. Xala, Ousmane Sembene 1976: The Carapace That Failed, by Laura Mulvey 31. The Empire Renarrated: Season of Migration to the North and the Reinvention of the Present, by Saree S. Makdisi Bibliography
For Ages: 22+ years old
Number Of Pages: 570
Published: 21st February 1994
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 17.1 x 23.1
Weight (kg): 0.95