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By Henry Schwarz, Sangeeta Ray

This quantity examines the tumultuous alterations that experience happened and are nonetheless taking place within the aftermath of eu colonization of the globe from 1492 to 1947.

  • Ranges extensively over the most important topics, areas, theories and practices of postcolonial study
  • Presents unique essays through the prime proponents of postcolonial examine within the Americas, Europe, India, Africa, East and West Asia
  • Provides transparent introductions to the most important social and political pursuits underlying colonization and decolonization, obtainable histories of the literature and tradition, and separate areas tormented by ecu colonization
  • Features introductory essays at the significant thinkers and highbrow faculties that experience expert innovations of nationwide liberation worldwide
  • Offers an incisive precis of the lengthy background and idea of contemporary eu colonization in neighborhood aspect and international scale

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This is by no means to limit postcolonial studies to US-bound frames of reference, but rather to explain our choices and configurations as both enabled 7 Henry Schwarz and constrained by particular regional and ideological histories. There are obviously very good reasons for studying postcolonial issues differently in different times and places. A curious and crucial feature of contemporary postcolonial studies in the US emerges in the essays comprising the first Part of this volume. It seems that the disciplinary impulse powering the field has arisen most strongly in the United States, while the most prominent contributors to it have originated elsewhere.

By the 1960s, this perception was being articulated with increasing frequency in Africa, the Caribbean, and other regions of Britain’s former dominance. The Barbados writer George Lamming’s famous reading of Shakespeare’s The Tempest as the founding text of white oppression in the Americas set the stage for a major revision of the cultural legacy of English internationally. The 1955 Bandung conference on non-alignment mentioned earlier provided one alternative for discussing the cultural commonalities of newly-independent nations that did not wish to be included either in this false universality nor divided by superpower politics between the First and Second Worlds: Third World.

Durham, NC: Duke University Press. Spivak, Gayatri Chakravorty (1987). In Other Worlds: Essays in Cultural Politics. New York: Methuen. ——. (1993). Outside in the Teaching Machine. New York: Routledge. 20 PART I Historical and Theoretical Issues Chapter 1 Imperialism, Colonialism, Postcolonialism Neil Larsen 1 Introduction: From Slogans to Jargons A general introduction to the subject(s) of “imperialism, colonialism and postcolonialism” ought to be a fairly straightforward matter of marshaling the best, or most influential definitions and theoretical illuminations of these terms according to the vaguely historical sequence already implied in this triad.

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