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Postcolonial Theory and the United States

Race, Ethnicity, and Literature

by Lawrence Buell

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  • 7 Currently reading

Published by University Press of Mississippi .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • United States,
  • Ethnic groups,
  • Sociology - Social Theory,
  • World - Post-Colonial Studies,
  • 20th century,
  • History,
  • Minority authors,
  • American literature,
  • Social Science,
  • Sociology,
  • History and criticism,
  • Semiotics & Theory,
  • Americas (North Central South West Indies),
  • Anthropology - Cultural

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsAmritjit Singh (Editor), Peter Schmidt (Editor)
    The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages471
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8752623M
    ISBN 101578062527
    ISBN 109781578062522

    Vivek Chibber’s Postcolonial Theory and the Specter of Capital was hailed on publication as “without any doubt a bomb,” and “the most substantive effort to dismantle the field through historical reasoning published to date.” It immediately unleashed one of the most important recent debates in social theory, ranging across the humanities and social sciences, on the status of. Postcolonial theory is of course a massive discipline and it is very difficult to summarise it all in one response, but generally speaking it either takes the form of examining books that have.

    Toni Morrison, Marlene van Niekerk, and Anthony Appiah at the PEN World Voices Festival, African American studies and postcolonial studies similarly flesh out such issues as representation, essentialism, and the rubric of these disciplines, literature and literary theory often become vehicles for social commentary. "Who is post-colonial?" That's a direct quote, straight from one of the points of controversy—the book The Empire Writes Back: Theory and Practice in Post-colonial three authors of the book—Bill Ashcroft, Gareth Griffiths, and Helen Tiffin—dared to suggest that postcolonialism should expand its scope from a study of the oppositional relationship between the black.

      Postcolonial theory 1. Postcolonial Theory Presentation by Irene Jade 2. What is ‘Post-colonialism’? Colonialism• control or governing influence of a nation over a dependent country, territory, or people. Post-colonialism• is an intellectual direction . —Che Guevara, speech to the United Nations, Decem The critical nature of postcolonial theory entails destabilizing Western ways of thinking, therefore creating space for the subaltern, or marginalized groups, to speak and produce alternatives to dominant discourse.


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Postcolonial Theory and the United States: Race, Ethnicity, and Literature represents a new chapter in the emerging dialogues about the importance of borders on a global scale. This book collects nineteen essays written in the s in this emergent field by both well established and up-and-coming : Paperback.

Postcolonial Theory and the United States: Race, Ethnicity, and Literature represents a new chapter in the emerging dialogues about the importance of borders on a global scale. This book collects nineteen essays written in the s in this emergent field by both well established and up-and-coming scholars/5.

Postcolonial Theory and the United States: Race, Ethnicity, and Literature represents a new chapter in the emerging dialogues about the importance Postcolonial Theory and the United States book borders on a global scale.

This book collects nineteen essays written in the s in this emergent field by both well established and up-and-coming scholars.

Postcolonial Theory and the United States: Race, Ethnicity, and Literature represents a new chapter in the emerging dialogues about the importance of borders on a global scale.

This book collects. Postcolonial theory has been challenged on several fronts: on its interdisciplinary competence, on the politics of its institutional location, and its implicit will to have power over other kinds of postcolonial analysis, many of which have been established for much longer than postcolonial theory by: “Postcolonial Theory and the Specter of Capital is a must-read book for students of comparative politics and social theory.

Vivek Chibber presents a forceful challenge to the Subaltern Studies school and to postcolonial theory more by: The book is distinctive in its concern for the specific historical, material, and cultural contexts for postcolonial theory, and in its attempt to sketch out the ethical possibilities for postcolonial theory as a model for living with and knowing cultural difference lonial Tehory is a useful starting point for readers new to the field and a provocative account which opens possibilities for by: Books shelved as postcolonial-theory: Orientalism by Edward W.

Said, The Wretched of the Earth by Frantz Fanon, The Location of Culture by Homi K. Bhabha Home My BooksMissing: United States. Neither critical race nor postcolonial theory can be understood apart from histories of anti-racist and anti-colonial political struggles.

But while their specific histories may differ, what critical race and postcolonial theories share in common is the fact that they emerged out of—and represent intellectual challenges to—contexts of racial oppression.

Postcolonial Theory and the United States Amritjit Singh, Peter Schmidt Published by University Press of Mississippi Singh, Amritjit and Peter by: Vivek Chibber's Postcolonial Theory and the Specter of Capital is a superb and devastating critique of postcolonial studies (postmodernism applied to the global south) and an equally brilliant defense of the radical enlightenment tradition/5(8).

Robert Young’s Postcolonialism: An Historical Introduction is, as suggested by the title, an overview of the development of postcolonial thought.

Although intended as an accessible and introductory-level text, the author goes beyond a simple recapitulation or synthesis and makes a historiographical intervention by telling the story of postcolonialism through the lens of Marxism, in addition 4/5(5).

Postcolonial Theory is a ground-breaking critical introduction to the burgeoning field of postcolonial studies. Leela Gandhi is the first to clearly map out this field in terms of its wider philosophical and intellectual context, drawing important connections between postcolonial theory and poststructuralism, postmodernism, marxism and g: United States.

Post-colonial literature comes from Britain's former colonies in the Caribbean, Africa and India. Many post-colonial writers write in English and focus on common themes such as the struggle for independence, emigration, national identity, allegiance and childhood.

What is Post-colonial theory. Postcolonial theory is a literary theory or. Postcolonial Theory merits earnest commendation and will stand out as an important contribution to the field.

Elise E. Foxworth, Thesis Eleven This book offers far more than an up-to-date audit of postcolonial theory and theorists.

It is a critical engagement with the constitutive figures and forms of postcolonial theory. Postcolonial fiction writers deal with the traditional colonial discourse, either by modifying or by subverting it, or both.

Postcolonial literary theory re-examines colonial and postcolonial literature, especially concentrating upon the social discourse between the colonizer and the colonized that shaped and produced the literature.

In Orientalism (), Edward Said analyzed the fiction of. Postcolonial theorists Browsing. In Book Reviews The Debate on Postcolonial Theory and the Specter of Capital. Forthcoming in Society for Contemporary Thought and the Islamicate World (SCTIW) Review, Fall Biography Michelle Cliff was born in Jamaica and grew up there and in the United States.

She was educated in. What does Postcolonial Space offer. As one of the oldest non-institutional academic websites, Postcolonial Space is an ever-growing open academic resource for all those interested in Postcolonialism, Postcolonial theory, and postcolonial literature in its varied guises and matter what area of postcolonial studies you are interested in (Postcolonial Africa; Postcolonial Books.

Postcolonialism, the historical period or state of affairs representing the aftermath of Western colonialism; the term can also be used to describe the concurrent project to reclaim and rethink the history and agency of people subordinated under various forms of lonialism signals a possible future of overcoming colonialism, yet new forms of domination or subordination can.

Warwick Anderson, in International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences (Second Edition), Postcolonial Genealogies and Antecedents. Postcolonial studies of science boast a complex genealogy, including relations with South Asian subaltern studies, indigenous knowledge traditions, feminist standpoint theory, colonial histories of science and medicine, and critiques of development.

Postcolonial Theory is a ground-breaking critical introduction to the burgeoing field of postcolonial studies. Leela Gandhi is the first to clearly map out this field in terms of its wider philosophical and intellectual context, drawing important connections between postcolonial theory and poststructuralism, postmodernism, marxism and feminism/5(20).The first edited collection to bring ecocritical studies into a necessary dialogue with postcolonial literature, this volume offers rich and suggestive ways to explore the relationship between humans and nature around the globe, drawing from texts from Africa and the .Postcolonialism is the academic study of the cultural legacy of colonialism and imperialism, focusing on the human consequences of the control and exploitation of colonized people and their lonialism is a critical theory analysis of the history, culture, literature, and discourse of European imperial power.

The name postcolonialism is modeled on postmodernism, with which it .