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PDF | On Oct 1, , Lidan Lin and others published Leela Gandhi. Postcolonial Theory: A Critical Introduction. All rights reserved. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data. Gandhi, Leela, Postcolonial theory: a critical introduction I Leela Gandhi. p. cm. Postcolonial Theory is a ground-breaking critical introduction to the burgeoning field of Leela Gandhi is the first to clearly map out this field in terms of its wider .

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For Gandhi, then, the shortcomings of postcolonialism reside in the failure to “foreground those cultural and historical conversations which circumvent the Western world” xand postcolonialism should “diversify its mode of address and learn to speak more adequately to the world which it speaks for” x.

Postcolonial Theory is a useful starting point for readers new to the field and a provocative account which opens possibilities for debate.

The book is distinctive in its concern for the specific historical, material and cultural contexts for postcolonial theory, and in its attempt to sketch out the ethical possibilities for postcolonial theory as a model for living with and ‘knowing’ cultural differences non-violently. Page 30 – I have never found one among them who could deny that a single shelf of a good European library was worth the whole native literature of India and Arabia.

Migrant Metaphors Elleke Boehmer No preview available – Leela Gandhi is the first to clearly map out this field in terms of its wider philosophical and intellectual context, drawing important connections between postcolonial theory and poststructuralism, She assesses the contribution of major theorists such as Edward Said, Gayatri Spivak and Homi Bhabha as well as highlighting postcolonialism’s relationship to earlier thinkers such as Frantz Fanon and Mahatma Gandhi.


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She researches the cultural history of the Indo-British colonial encounter, and has published extensively in this area. Gandhi’s book is exhaustive in its analysis of postcolonial theory and thorough in its attempt to establish strong connections across the heterogeneous topography of postcoloniality. Jeroen Gunning and Ilan Zvi Baron. Second Edition Leela Gandhi Limited preview – Page 94 – This enabled the colonial administration to define a precise political doctrine: She further writes that the colonial archive preserves those versions of knowledge and agency produced in response to the particular pressures of the colonial encounter.

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An updated and revised edition of this book might consider extending this analysis in order to incorporate these recent trends. Monarchy and the End of Postcoloniql Philip Murphy.

Ideas with Consequences Amanda Hollis-Brusky. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. Both a useful starting point for new readers and an incisive account for lecturers, this book will open up debate still further.

A House in the Sun Daniel A. She is joint editor of the journal Postcolonial Studies. If you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution that supports Shibboleth authentication or have your own login and password to Project MUSE, click ‘Authenticate’.


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Log In Sign Up. Orientalism is an enormous system that regulates anything that may be thought, written or imagined about the orient.

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Yet the pertinence of many of the key arguments is limited by the lelea restricted parameters. Contact Contact Us Poscolonial.

Edward Said and his critics. View freely available titles: More books by this author.

ppostcolonial Skip to main content. Drawing on the work of a plethora of theorists and critics—Ahmad, Bhabha, Chakrabarty, Fanon, Foucault, Lacan, Lloyd, Lyotard, Memmi, Said, Spivak—Gandhi’s interpretations and rigorous analysis are often stimulating as the text distances itself from its purely informational role.

Thus postcolonial theory is theory that is willing to make a theoretical sense of the past.


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