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Postcolonialism: A Very Short Introduction

Postcolonialism: A Very Short Introduction
Author: Robert J. C. Young
ISBN 13: 9780192801821
ISBN 10: 192801821
Edition: 1
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2003-09-25
Format: Paperback
Pages: 200
List Price: $11.95

Postcolonialism explores the political, social, and cultural effects of decolonization, continuing the anti-colonial challenge to western dominance. This lively and innovative account of both the history and key debates of postcolonialism discusses its importance as an historical condition, and as a means of changing the way we think about the world. Key concepts and issues are considered, with reference to particular cultural and historical examples, such as the status of aboriginal people, cultural nomadism, Western feminism, the innovative fiction of Garcia Marquez and Salman Rushdie, and the postcolonial cities of London, Bombay and Cairo. The work of theorists such as Homi Bhabha, Edward Said, Frantz Fanon, and Gayatri Spivak are woven into the discussion, making this fascinating subject relevant and accessible to a wider audience.