Contemporary postcolonial studies represent a controversial area of debate. This collection seeks a more pragmatic approach to the subject, taking into account its historical, social and political realities, rather than ignoring a consideration of material conditions. The contributors look at the oppositional power held and exercised by anti-colonial movements, a neglected topic; address the literary strategies devised by metropolitan writers to contain the insecurities of empire, given that unrest and opposition were integral to British imperialism; contest the charges of nativism and essentialism made by postcolonial critics against liberation writings; and investigate the voices of both inhabitants of post-independence nation states, and those scattered by colonialism itself.
Dr LAURA CHRISMAN teaches at Sussex University; BENITA PARRY is Honorary Professor at Warwick University.
Contributors: Vilashini Cooppan, Fernando Coronil, Gautam Premnath, Ato Quayson, Tim Watson, Lawrence Phillips, Sukhdev Sandhu
First Published: 09 Mar 2000
13 Digit ISBN: 9780859915540
Size: 21.6 x 13.8
BIC Class: DS
Details updated on 27 Aug 2015
- 1 W(h)ither Post-Colonial Studies? Towards the Transnational Study of Race and Nation
- 2 Listening to the Subaltern: Postcolonial Studies and the Poetics of Neocolonial States
- 3 Remembering Fanon, Decolonizing Diaspora
- 4 Instrumental and Synoptic Dimensions of Interdisciplinarity in Postcolonial Studies
- 5 Indian and Irish Unrest in Kipling's Kim
- 6 The Canker of Empire: Colonialism, Autobiography and the Representation of Illness: Jack London and Robert Louis Stevenson in the Marquesasin the Marquesas
- 7 Pop Goes the Centre: Hanif Kureishi's London