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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Click here to sign up. 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.
In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Research in African Literatures Gandhi begins this project in Chapter 1 by examining postcolonial theory’s relationship to the thsory process and to the emergence of anti-colonial and “independent” nation-states after colonialism. An accessible introduction to the complex new field of postcolonial theory.
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Contents a brief intellectual history. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Book titles OR Journal titles. Orientalism is an enormous system that regulates anything that may be thought, written or imagined about the orient. Page 51 – And how is criticism to show disinterestedness? But beyond this shortcoming, Leela Gandhi provides helpful definitions of key terms along with a postolonial of postcolonial theory, mapping its trajectory across disciplinary boundaries, and carefully, methodically outlining the terrain traversed in achieving its position alongside some of the most influential theoretical apparatuses of the late twentieth century—poststructuralism, postmodernism, feminism, and Marxism.
Skip to main content. A Critical Introduction by Leela Gandhi. This dimension is often not accorded the prominence it deserves in the formulation of postcolonial critiques. Dialogue Tips on technique 5: Research in African Literatures.
Page – The telling has rheory been easy. In this chapter, she also briefly examines early theories for resistance to colonialism developed by M. Yet the pertinence of many of the key arguments is limited by the book’s restricted parameters. 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, Postcolonial Theory is a useful starting point for readers new to the field and a provocative account which opens possibilities for debate.
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Gandhi’s critique allows for the exploration of important issues and questions relating thheory nationalism, pedagogy, and cultural studies. Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.
Postcolonial Theory is a ground-breaking critical introduction to the burgeoning field of postcolonial studies. The lengthy recitation of the historical origins of humanism in the early sections seems unwarranted and redundant, given that most readers will come to the book equipped with at leepa a basic awareness and knowledge of the fundamental issues at stake. An updated and revised edition of this book might consider extending this analysis in order to incorporate these recent trends.
Published by Edinburgh University Press. While Gandhi remains faithful to the book’s stated objective of providing a critical introduction to postcolonial theory, the book is considerably more rewarding and challenging than its stated structural parameters may initially imply. An accessible introduction to the complex new field of postcolonial theory Postcolonial Theory is a ground-breaking critical introduction to the burgeoning field of postcolonial studies.
Account Options Sign in. Thus, while it may be revolutionary to teach Gandhi as political theory in the Anglo-American academy, he is, and has always been, canonical in India” ixthe same argument does not apply to many areas of Africa where censorship, curricular control, and the cost of distributing works published essentially in Europe have severely restricted the local population’s access to postcoloonial production.
Second Edition Leela Gandhi Limited preview – She is joint editor of the journal Postcolonial Studies. Remember me on this computer. Postcolonialism and the new humanities. 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.
She assesses the contribution of major theorists such as Edward Said, Gayatri Spivak and Homi Bhabha as postdolonial as highlighting postcolonialism’s relationship to poshcolonial thinkers such as Frantz Fanon and Mahatma Gandhi. A House in the Sun Daniel A. Settings Tips on technique 3: One has to convey the various tehory and omissions of a certain thought-movement that looks maltreated in an alien language. Postcolonial Theory is a useful starting point for readers new to the field and a provocative account which opens possibilities for debate.