Description - Postcolonial Cultures by Simon Featherstone
A clearly-written introduction to the study of postcolonial cultures which broadens the reach of postcolonial theory and criticism The book covers current topics in the field, such as nationhood, hybridity and identity, globalism and the local, diasporas, the politics of gender, and cultural diversity and difference. These are discussed as theories developed in a variety of disciplines, and through case studies that emphasise a range of cultural practices, including popular music, literature, tourism, and oral performances. The case studies focus upon postcolonial Britain, India, the English-speaking Caribbean, Ireland, South Africa and Australia. Three chapters discuss particular modes of cultural production and performance: music, film, and the body cultures of dance and sport. The remaining three chapters deal with wider issues of memory, land, and alternative world-views.
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Edinburgh University Press
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Author Biography - Simon Featherstone
Simon Featherstone is Senior Lecturer in English at Anglia Polytechnic University.