The Post-colonial Studies Reader
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Post-colonial Studies Reader by Bill Ashcroft
Book DescriptionThe 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 Reader's 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415345651
(246mm x 174mm x 32mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 7-Dec-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Bill Ashcroft
Post-colonial Studies, Hardback (June 2013)
Previous ed. published under title: Key concepts in post-colonial studies.
Caliban's Voice, Paperback (December 2008)
Examines the ways in which post-colonial literatures have transformed English to redefine what we understand to be 'English Literature'. This title investigates the importance of language learning in the imperial mission, the function of language in ideas of race and place, the move from orature to literature and the significance of translation.
Edward Said, Paperback (October 2008)» View all books by Bill Ashcroft
Looking at the context and the impact of Edward Said's scholarship and journalism, this book examines Said's key ideas, including the significance of 'worldliness', 'amateurism', 'secular criticism', 'affiliation' and 'contrapuntal reading'; the place of text and critic in 'the world'; and, knowledge, power and the construction of the 'Other'.
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Author Biography - Bill Ashcroft
University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia University of West Australia Queen's University, Ontario, Canada
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