The Postcolonial Studies Reader is the essential introduction to the most important texts in post-colonial theory and criticism. Updating and expanding the coverage of the highly successful first edition, this second edition now offers 121 extracts from key works in the field, arranged in clearly introduced sections on:
· Issues and Debates
· Universality and Difference
· Representation and Resistance
· The Body and Performance
· Production and Consumption
· The Sacred
Leading figures in the areas of post-colonial writing, theory and criticism are represented, as are critics who are as yet less well-known. As in the first edition, the Reader ranges as widely as possible in order to reflect the remarkable diversity of work in the discipline and the vibrancy of anti-imperialist writing both within and without the metropolitan centres. Covering more debates, topics and critics than any comparable book in its field, The Postcolonial Studies Reader provides the ideal starting point for students and issues a potent challenge to the ways in which we think and write about literature and culture.