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Postcolonial Theory A Critical Introduction

by Leela Gandhi

Postcolonial Theory A Critical Introduction Synopsis

A provocative and exemplary introduction to the field of postcolonial studies. Leela Gandhi surveys the entire field of postcolonial studies and outlines the connections beween postcolonial theory and poststructuralism, postmodernism, marxism and feminism. She assesses the contribution of 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. Both a useful starting point for new readers and an incisive account for lecturers, this book will open up debate still further. * The first student book to map out the philosophical and intellectual context of postcolonial theory * Explains for students the work of major theorists such as Edward Said, Gayatri Spivak and Homi Bhabha

Postcolonial Theory A Critical Introduction Press Reviews

Excellent...Leela Gandhi displays a very confident command of diverse theories, histories and textual forms, and writes about them in a manner that is both lucid and frequently insightful. Excellent...Leela Gandhi displays a very confident command of diverse theories, histories and textual forms, and writes about them in a manner that is both lucid and frequently insightful.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780748611041
Publication date: 1st April 1998
Author: Leela Gandhi
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 208 pages
Categories: Political science & theory, Literary theory, Colonialism & imperialism, National liberation & independence, post-colonialism,

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