By (author) Bill Ashcroft
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Post-colonial Transformation by Bill Ashcroft
Book DescriptionIn his new book, Bill Ashcroft gives us a revolutionary view of the ways in which post-colonial societies have responded to colonial control. The most comprehensive analysis of major features of post-colonial studies ever compiled, Post-Colonial Transformation: * demonstrates how widespread the strategy of transformation has been * investigates political and literary resistance * examines the nature of post-colonial societies' engagement with imperial language, history, allegory, and place * offers radical new perspectives in post-colonial theory in principles of habitation and horizonality. Post-Colonial Transformation breaks new theoretical ground while demonstrating the relevance of a wide range of theoretical practices, and extending the exploration of topics fundamentally important to the field of post-colonial studies.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415238298
(216mm x 138mm x 19mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 11-Jan-2001
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
Bill Ashcroft teaches at the University of New South Wales.
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