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Palgrave Macmillan

Postcolonial Theories

ISBN 9780230243026
Publication Date September 2011
Formats Hardcover Ebook (PDF) Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
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Postcolonial Theories is a lively introduction to postcolonial theories, contexts and literatures which presents both the theory and practice to students in approachable and attractive ways. Jenni Ramone includes discussion of a wide range of influential theorists such as Frantz Fanon, Homi Bhabha, Rey Chow, Edward Said, Ngugi wa Thiong'o, Paul Gilroy and Trinh T. Minh-ha. She also demonstrates postcolonial ideas through compelling readings of a wide range of exciting literary texts, including:
• Nawal El Saadawi's God Dies by the Nile
• Aravind Adiga's The White Tiger
• Shyam Selvadurai's Funny Boy
• Jamaica Kincaid's My Brother.

Covering a diverse array of geographical locations, and featuring a helpful timeline and annotated bibliography, this is essential reading for anyone with an interest in postcolonial theories and how they have continued to adapt in the wake of globalization, digital technology and neo-colonialism.

JENNI RAMONE is Senior Lecturer in Postcolonial Studies at Nottingham Trent University, 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

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'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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