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The Oxford Handbook of Postcolonial Studies

Oxford Handbooks of Literature

By Graham Huggan (Edited by)

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Format: Hardback, 752 pages
Published In: United Kingdom, 12 September 2013
The Oxford Handbook of Postcolonial Studies provides a comprehensive overview of the latest scholarship in postcolonial studies, while also considering possible future developments in the field. Original chapters written by a worldwide team of contritbuors are organised into five cross-referenced sections, 'The Imperial Past', 'The Colonial Present', 'Theory and Practice', 'Across the Disciplines', and 'Across the World'. The chapters offer both country-specific and comparative approaches to current issues, offering a wide range of new and interesting perspectives. The Handbook reflects the increasingly multidisciplinary nature of postcolonial studies and reiterates its continuing relevance to the study of both the colonial past-in its multiple manifestations- and the contemporary globalized world. Taken together, these essays, the dialogues they pursue, and the editorial comments that surround them constitute nothing less than a blueprint for the future of a much-contested but intellectually vibrant and politically engaged field.

Table of Contents

General Introduction ; SECTION ONE: THE IMPERIAL PAST ; Introduction ; Reason Aside: Reflections on Enlightenment and Empire ; Empires of Democracy ; The Imperial Past: Spain and Portugal in the New World ; Imperial/Colonial Metamorphosis: A Decolonial Narrative, from the Ottoman Sultanate and Spanish Empire to the US and the EU ; Empire, Islam and the Postcolonial ; Hegel, Empire and Anti-Colonial Thought ; Section One Response: Imperial Histories, Postcolonial Theories ; SECTION TWO: THE COLONIAL PRESENT ; Introduction ; Violence, Law and Justice in the Colonial Present ; Renegade Prophets and Native Acolytes: Liberalism and Imperialism Today ; The Geopolitics of Knowledge and the Challenge of Postcolonial Agency: International Relations, US Policy and the Arab World ; Africa s Colonial Present: Development, Violence and Postcolonial Security ; Beyond Biopolitics: Agamben, Asylum and Postcolonial Critique ; Indigenous Inhabitations and the Colonial Present ; Section Two Response: Towards an Anti-Colonial Future ; SECTION THREE: THEORY AND PRACTICE ; Introduction ; Revisiting Resistance: Postcolonial Practice and the Antecedents of Theory ; Third Worldism and the Political Imaginary of Postcolonial Studies ; Postcolonialism and/as Translation ; Remembering Back: Cultural Memory, Colonial Legacies and Postcolonial Studies ; Postcolonialism and Popular Cultures ; Race, Racism and Postcoloniality ; Section Three Response: Theory and Practice in Postcolonial Studies ; SECTION FOUR: ACROSS THE DISCIPLINES ; Introduction ; Modes and Models of Postcolonial Cross-Disciplinarity ; Postcolonialism and Literature ; Postcolonialism and History ; Slippery, Like a Fish : The Discourse of the Social Sciences ; At the Limits of the Secular: History and Critique in Postcolonial Religious Studies ; Postcolonialism and the Environment ; Section Four Response: Origins, outcomes and the meaning of postcolonial diversity ; SECTION FIVE: ACROSS THE WORLD ; Introduction ; Perspectives on Globalization and Subalternity ; Postcolonialism, Globalization and the Asia Question ; Our Sea of Islands : Globalization, Regionalism and (Trans)nationalism in the Pacific ; Africa and its Diasporas ; Postcolonializing the Americas ; Irritating Europe ; Section five response: What was globalization? ; Afterword

About the Author

Graham Huggan is Chair of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Literatures in the School of English at the University of Leeds, where he also directs the cross-disciplinary Institute for Colonial and Postcolonial Studies. He is the author of numerous books and articles in the general field of comparative postcolonial studies, a field he has been working in for over twenty years.

EAN: 9780199588251
ISBN: 0199588252
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Dimensions: 24.7 x 18.2 x 5 centimeters (1.45 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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