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Bourdieu and Postcolonial Studies


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Introduction 1. Graham Huggan, Writing at the Margins: Postcolonialism, Exoticism, and the Politics of Cultural Value2. Chris Bongie, Exiles on Mainstream: Valuing the Popularity of Postcolonial Literature3. Sarah Brouillette, Postcolonial Writers and the Global Literary Marketplace4. Roxanna Curto, Fanon and Bourdieu on Algeria5. Michael Niblett, Style as Habitus: World-Literature, Decolonization, and Caribbean Voices6. Caroline Davis, Playing the Game? The Publication of Oswald Mtshali7. Stefan Helgesson, Fields in Formation: English Studies and National Literature in South Africa (with a Brazilian comparison)8. Kris Singh, Pierre Bourdieu, Samuel Selvon, and Austin Clarke: Strategic Relationships in the Caribbean Diaspora9. Nicole Simek, Irony in the Dungeon: Topographies of AnamnesisIndex

About the Author

Raphael Dalleo is Associate Professor of English at Bucknell University.


Reviews 'Engaging and insightful, this is a valuable contribution to the continuing debate around the future of postcolonial studies, and indeed the debates around its past.'
Professor Michael Kelly OBE, University of Southampton
'Bourdieu and Postcolonial Studies is a credit to Liverpool University Press and to their increasingly world-leading series Postcolonialism Across the Disciplines and Francophone Postcolonial Studies. Its chapters represent a successful and illuminating synthesis of new and previously published material, theoretical engagement, and rigorous sociological analysis. At the same time, it invites readers to rethink their understanding of literary centers and margins and the flow of power between them. The volume's authors are clearly aware of--and sensitive to--the travails, crises, and fragility of the field and, together, they make a persuasive and reassuring defense of the possibilities for resistance, opposition, and renewal in postcolonial literature and postcolonial studies.'
John Strachan, H-France

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