PDF | On Oct 1, , Lidan Lin and others published Leela Gandhi. Postcolonial Theory: A Critical Introduction. All rights reserved. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data. Gandhi, Leela, Postcolonial theory: a critical introduction I Leela Gandhi. p. cm. Postcolonial Theory is a ground-breaking critical introduction to the burgeoning field of Leela Gandhi is the first to clearly map out this field in terms of its wider .
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When she argues that “what postcolonialism fails to postcoolnial is that what counts as ‘marginal’ in relation to the West has often been central and foundational in the non-West. Yet the pertinence of many of the key arguments is limited by the book’s restricted parameters. Research in African Literatures. She assesses the contribution gandhj major theorists such as Edward Said, Gayatri Spivak and Homi Bhabha as well as highlighting postcolonialism’s relationship to earlier thinkers such as Frantz Fanon and Mahatma Gandhi.
A Critical Introduction, by Leela Gandhi. While Gandhi remains faithful to the book’s stated objective of providing a critical introduction to postcolonial theory, the book is considerably more rewarding and challenging than its stated structural parameters may initially imply. This process of returning to ganshi colonial scene shows a relationship that is reciprocal antagonist and attraction between the colonizer and the colonized.
Ideas with Consequences Amanda Hollis-Brusky. 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.
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.
Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. Book titles OR Journal titles. The lengthy recitation of the historical origins of humanism in the early sections seems unwarranted and redundant, given that most readers will come to the book equipped with at least a basic awareness and knowledge of the fundamental issues at stake. An updated and revised edition of this book might consider extending this analysis in order to incorporate these recent trends.
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Postcolonial Theory is a ground-breaking critical introduction to the burgeoning field of postcolonial studies. Published by Edinburgh University Press.
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Help Center Find new research papers in: Research in African Literatures This dimension is often not accorded the prominence it deserves in the formulation of postcolonial critiques.
Gandhi’s book is exhaustive in its analysis of postcolonial theory and thorough in its attempt to establish strong connections across the heterogeneous topography of postcoloniality.
Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. Both a useful starting point for new readers and an incisive account for lecturers, this book will open up thsory still further.
Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. Contact Contact Us Help. Page 94 – This enabled the colonial administration to define a precise political doctrine: Edward Said and his critics. Page 30 – I have never found one among them who could deny that a single shelf of a good European library was worth the whole native literature of India and Arabia. Postcolonial Theory is a useful starting point for readers new to the field and a provocative account which opens possibilities for debate.
Monarchy and the End of Empire Philip Murphy.
Philosophic thought teaches us, on the contrary, that it is its postcoolnial. The main of the theory is not only to make a careful retrieval of historical details but also it has a political obligation to assist the subjects of the postcoloniality to live with the gaps and fissure of their condition and thereby learn to proceed with self-realization and self-understanding. Postcolonial Theory is a useful starting point for readers new to the field and a provocative account which opens possibilities for debate.
Dialogue Tips on technique 5: 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 differences non-violently. She is joint editor of the journal Postcolonial Studies.
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