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The Cambridge Companion to Postcolonial Literary Studies : Cambridge Companions to Literature - Neil Lazarus

The Cambridge Companion to Postcolonial Literary Studies

Cambridge Companions to Literature

By: Neil Lazarus (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 15th July 2004
ISBN: 9780521826945
Number Of Pages: 352

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The Cambridge Companion to Postcolonial Literary Studies offers a lucid introduction and overview of one of the most important strands in recent literary theory and cultural studies. The volume aims to introduce readers to key concepts, methods, theories, thematic concerns, and contemporary debates in the field. Drawing on a wide range of disciplines, contributors explain the impact of history, sociology and philosophy on the study of postcolonial literatures and cultures. Topics examined include everything from anti-colonial nationalism and decolonisation to globalisation, migration flows, and the 'brain drain' which constitute the past and present of 'the postcolonial condition'. The volume also pays attention to the sociological and ideological conditions surrounding the emergence of postcolonial literary studies as an academic field in the late 1970s and early 1980s. The Companion turns an authoritative, engaged and discriminating lens on postcolonial literary studies.

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'... excellent introductory chapters to The Cambridge Companion to Postcolonial Literary Studies. In bringing the postcolonial narrative up to date with the present geopolitical role of the US, Lazarus has achieved a first.' Times Higher Education Supplement '... an excellent foundation text for students and teachers alike ... the coverage and coherence of this companion is exceptional.' Year's Work in Critical and Cultural Theory

List of contributorsp. ix
Indicative chronologyp. xii
Introducing postcolonial studiesp. 1
Social and Historical Context
The global dispensation since 1945p. 19
Anticolonialism, national liberation, and postcolonial nation formationp. 41
The institutionalization of postcolonial studiesp. 66
The Shape of the Field
Postcolonial literature and the Western literary canonp. 83
Poststructuralism and postcolonial discoursep. 97
From development to globalization: postcolonial studies and globalization theoryp. 120
Reading subaltern historyp. 139
Temporality and postcolonial critiquep. 162
Sites of Engagement
Nationalism and postcolonial studiesp. 183
Feminism in/and postcolonialismp. 199
Latin American postcolonial studies and global decolonizationp. 221
Migrancy, hybridity, and postcolonial literary studiesp. 241
Referencesp. 262
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ISBN: 9780521826945
ISBN-10: 0521826942
Series: Cambridge Companions to Literature
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 15th July 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.68

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