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Postcolonialism: A Very Short Introduction
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POSTCOLONIALISM: A VERY SHORT INTRODUCTION

PAPERBACK BY YOUNG, ROBERT J. C. (PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH AND CRITICAL THEORY AT OXFORD UNIVERSITY AND A FELLOW OF WADHAM COLLEGE, OXFORD)

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ISBN
9780192801821
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OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
 
 
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PUBLISHER
OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
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FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
192 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
26 JUN 2003

DESCRIPTION

This innovative and lively book is quite unlike any other introduction to postcolonialism. Robert Young examines the political, social, and cultural after-effects of decolonization by presenting situations, experiences, and testimony rather than going through the theory at an abstract level. He situates the debate in a wide cultural context, discussing its importance as an historical condition, with examples such as the status of aboriginal people, of those dispossessed from their land, Algerian rai music, postcolonial feminism, and global social and ecological movements. Above all, Young argues, postcolonialism offers a political philosophy of activism that contests the current situation of global inequality, and so in a new way continues the anti-colonial struggles of the past. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject

CONTENTS

1. Postcolonial Theory ; 2. Subaltern knowledge ; 3. Cultural hybridity ; 4. Postcolonial space ; 5. Gender ; 6. Conclusion