This first-of-its-kind collection of both groundbreaking and classic essays drawn from a diverse selection of third world and Western thinkers, both historical and contemporary, provides an in-depth introduction to the debates within postcolonial theory and criticism. For both the specialist and the general reader, this volume includes statements by all the major writers on the topic--including Leopold Senghor, Franz Fanon, Homi Bhaba, Gayatri Spivak, Edward Said, Aime Cesaire, Chandra Mohanty, Sara Suleri, Stuart Hall, Jean Franco, bell hooks, and Chinua Achebe. They explore issues such as the nature of colonized cultures and anticolonial resistance; subaltern historiography; the construction of Western subjectivity and knowledge; gender; the formation of postcolonial intellectuals; the metropolitan institutionalization of postcoloniality; neocolonialism; the nature of minority and postcolonial identity and discourse. One section is devoted to the application of theoretical formulations to cultural criticism, and contains several textual analyses.
Through the general introduction, and introductions to each section, the editors provide a historical, theoretical, and political context for the readings. The book concludes with an extensive bibliography and suggestions for future reading.
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): 0.9