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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Postcolonial Theories

ISBN 9780230243026
Publication Date September 2011
Formats Hardcover Ebook Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave
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Postcolonial theory is a prominent approach in English Studies today. This introductory guide presents both the theory and practice to students in accessible and attractive ways. It includes contextualised discussion of a range of influential theorists, and applies postcolonial theory to a variety of key literary texts.

JENNI RAMONE is Senior Lecturer in English at Newman University College, Birmingham, UK.

General Editor's Preface
Acknowledgements
Timeline
Introduction: the Colonial Exotic
PART I: THE EMERGENCE OF POSTCOLONIAL THINKING
Anti-Colonial Resistance
The Postcolonial Moment
PART II: POSTCOLONIAL THEORIES
Otherness
The Postcolonial Migrant
Native and Nation
PART III: READING POSTCOLONIAL LITERATURE
Introduction to Part III
The Text in the Colony
The Postcolonial Counter-Text
The Diaspora Text
PART IV: POSTCOLONIAL FUTURES
Afterword
Annotated Bibliography
Bibliography
Index

Reviews

'Jenni Ramone's Postcolonial Theories is among the most accessible and engaging introductions to this important field now available, as well as the only one to pay due attention to the variety of new directions postcolonial scholars are taking. It vindicates theory: not as an end in itself but as an aid to critical and even political practice.' - Robert Spencer, University of Manchester, UK
'Clearly organized, dealing with many of the important concepts in postcolonial theory, and providing students with a clear sense of the evolution and complexity of the field.' - Shailja Sharma, DePaul University, USA
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