ISBN 9780195647617,Postcolonial Theory A Critical Introduction

Postcolonial Theory A Critical Introduction



Oxford University Press

Publication Year 2000

ISBN 9780195647617

ISBN-10 0195647610

Paper Back

Number of Pages 200 Pages
Language (English)

Literature fiction

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.

About The Author:
Leela Gandhi teaches at the school of English, La Trobe University, Australia. She is the editor of Shakespeare: New Orientations and The Looking Glass and Other Poems, and coeditor of the journal Postcolonial Studies.