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by Leela Gandhi

eBook Postcolonial Theory download ISBN: 0231112726
Author: Leela Gandhi
Publisher: Columbia Univ Pr (March 15, 1998)
Language: English
Pages: 192
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Rating: 4.7
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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.

Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). This book offers far more than an up-to-date audit of postcolonial theory and theorists. It is at times fearless, at times sentimental, at times witty, and always incisive as it outlines what has gone before in postcolonial theory, as well as pointing to the scope of that 'counter-narrative' which lies beyond.

Postcolonial theory: a critical introduction Bibliography. ISBN 1 86448 431 4. 1. Postcolonialism. Nowhere is this book motivated by a desire for postcolonial revenge

Postcolonial theory: a critical introduction Bibliography. Nowhere is this book motivated by a desire for postcolonial revenge. It does not seek finally to marginalise the West-to render it an excluded and uneasy eavesdropper to cryptic exchanges between, for instance, Africa and India. Its mani- festo, if any, is this: that postcolonialism diversify its mode of address and learn to speak more adequately to the world which it speaks for.

Postcolonial Theory: A Critical Introduction. Cite this publication. Purdue University Fort Wayne. Theory: A Critical Introduction. New York: Co-. lumbia.

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 feminism.

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Published twenty years ago, Leela Gandhi’s Postcolonial Theory was a landmark description of the field of postcolonial studies in theoretical terms that set its intellectual context alongside poststructuralism, postmodernism, Marxism, and feminism

Published twenty years ago, Leela Gandhi’s Postcolonial Theory was a landmark description of the field of postcolonial studies in theoretical terms that set its intellectual context alongside poststructuralism, postmodernism, Marxism, and feminism. Gandhi examined the contributions of major thinkers such as Edward Said, Gayatri Spivak, Homi Bhabha, and the subaltern historians

To the extent that Western scholars were aware of contemporary Orientals or Oriental movements of thought and culture, these were perceived either as silent shadows to be animated by the Orientalist, brought into reality by them, or as a kind of cultural and international proletariat useful for the Orientalist's grander interpretive activity.

Postcolonial Theory is a ground-breaking critical introduction to the burgeoing field of postcolonial studies

Postcolonial Theory is a ground-breaking critical introduction to the burgeoing field of postcolonial studies. She assesses the contribution of major theorists such as Edward Said, Gayatri Spivak and Homi Bhabha, and also points to postcolonialism's relationship to earlier thinkers such as Frantz Fanon and Mahatma Gandhi.

Postcolonial Theory: An Introduction. New York: Columbia University Press, 1998. Hook’s book is a very good introduction to the relationship between postcolonial theory and psychology (and psychoanalysis)

Postcolonial Theory: An Introduction. E-mail Citation . Gandhi’s introductory text to postcolonial theory is useful for undergraduates, but it is also a helpful resource for anyone working within the field at any stage. Hook’s book is a very good introduction to the relationship between postcolonial theory and psychology (and psychoanalysis). Drawing on works by Homi Bhabha, Frantz Fanon, and others, Hook analyzes anticolonial, postcolonial, and critical race theory approaches to and critiques of psychology.

Home Browse Books Book details, Postcolonial Theory: A Critical Introduction. In the last decade postcolonialism has taken its place with theories such as poststructuralism, psychoanalysis and feminism as a major critical discourse in the humanities

Home Browse Books Book details, Postcolonial Theory: A Critical Introduction. Postcolonial Theory: A Critical Introduction. In the last decade postcolonialism has taken its place with theories such as poststructuralism, psychoanalysis and feminism as a major critical discourse in the humanities. As a consequence of its diverse and interdisciplinary usage, this body of thought has generated an enormous corpus of specialised academic writing.

This is the first book of its kind to clearly map out the field of postcolonialism in its own terms. The book provides an overview of postcolonialism's pervasiveness in the academy, and lucidly illustrates the debates about the often conflicting consensus regarding the proper content, scope and relevance of its concerns. The book also elaborates on the themes and issues that have engaged the attention of postcolonial critics. From its influence in Marxism and poststructuralism, from the work of Edward Said to Salman Rushdie, from feminist imperialism to globalization and hybridity, Gandhi demonstrates the ethical concern that postcolonial theory can offer: how to take into account diversity without erasing distinct diasporas of difference.
Comments: (4)
Ger
As a newbie to this field, I have found the discourse regarding postcolonial theory obscure and difficult to penetrate. I found that Gandhi's work was the most accessible of all of the primers and introductions going around. I would have given it 5 stars, however I did still find it difficult to navigate as a novice, otherwise a very helpful overview and introduction to the field.
Erthai
... ifyour are new in the topic. Too many generalizations...
Dagdalas
Is too hard to read and it examines mostly Indian authors, leaving the reader with the feeling that Post Colonial Theory is a phenomenon limited to India. It needs to look into other aspects of Post-Colonial Theory. There's a variety of authors like Stuart Hall, Bell Hooks, etc. which are barely mentioned and the development and relationship of Post-Colonial theory with other related disciplines like Cultural Studies, Media Studies is not studied at all.
Jothris
Gandhi begins with a review of the theoretical origins of postcolonial theory, she broadly situates as humanism, Marxism, and poststructuralism. She succinctly and clearly summarizes each of these frameworks, pointing out the ways in which postcolonialism either draws on or critiques them (or both). She continues with a discussion of postcolonial theory, reviewing many key authors (e.g. Edward Said, Homi Bhabha, and Gayatri Spivak). Additionally, Gandhi highlights well the multiplicity of approaches that fall under the broad category of "postcolonialism" and explores key questions for postcolonial scholars, such as: Who is the colonized or the colonized? How is one (or the other) defined? How can we know about the past? How useful is the colonial archive?

As a graduate student who draws on postcolonialism quite a bit, I found this book to be useful in understanding both the theory, as well as in situating postcolonial scholars. If you are new to postcolonialism, this is a great first read.