OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

The Oxford Handbook of Postcolonial Studies

ISBN : 9780199588251

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Author: 
Graham Huggan
Pages
752 Pages
Format
Hardcover
Size
182 x 247 mm
Pub date
Sep 2013
Series
Oxford Handbooks of Literature
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The Oxford Handbook of Postcolonial Studies provides a comprehensive overview of the latest scholarship in postcolonial studies, while also considering possible future developments in the field. Original chapters written by a worldwide team of contritbuors are organised into five cross-referenced sections, 'The Imperial Past', 'The Colonial Present', 'Theory and Practice', 'Across the Disciplines', and 'Across the World'. The chapters offer both country-specific and comparative approaches to current issues, offering a wide range of new and interesting perspectives. The Handbook reflects the increasingly multidisciplinary nature of postcolonial studies and reiterates its continuing relevance to the study of both the colonial past-in its multiple manifestations- and the contemporary globalized world. Taken together, these essays, the dialogues they pursue, and the editorial comments that surround them constitute nothing less than a blueprint for the future of a much-contested but intellectually vibrant and politically engaged field.

Index: 

General Introduction
SECTION ONE: THE IMPERIAL PAST
Introduction
Reason Aside: Reflections on Enlightenment and Empire
Empires of Democracy
The Imperial Past: Spain and Portugal in the New World
Imperial/Colonial Metamorphosis: A Decolonial Narrative, from the Ottoman Sultanate and Spanish Empire to the US and the EU
Empire, Islam and the Postcolonial
Hegel, Empire and Anti-Colonial Thought
Section One Response: Imperial Histories, Postcolonial Theories
SECTION TWO: THE COLONIAL PRESENT
Introduction
Violence, Law and Justice in the Colonial Present
Renegade Prophets and Native Acolytes: Liberalism and Imperialism Today
The Geopolitics of Knowledge and the Challenge of Postcolonial Agency: International Relations, US Policy and the Arab World
Africa s Colonial Present: Development, Violence and Postcolonial Security
Beyond Biopolitics: Agamben, Asylum and Postcolonial Critique
Indigenous Inhabitations and the Colonial Present
Section Two Response: Towards an Anti-Colonial Future
SECTION THREE: THEORY AND PRACTICE
Introduction
Revisiting Resistance: Postcolonial Practice and the Antecedents of Theory
Third Worldism and the Political Imaginary of Postcolonial Studies
Postcolonialism and/as Translation
Remembering Back: Cultural Memory, Colonial Legacies and Postcolonial Studies
Postcolonialism and Popular Cultures
Race, Racism and Postcoloniality
Section Three Response: Theory and Practice in Postcolonial Studies
SECTION FOUR: ACROSS THE DISCIPLINES
Introduction
Modes and Models of Postcolonial Cross-Disciplinarity
Postcolonialism and Literature
Postcolonialism and History
Slippery, Like a Fish : The Discourse of the Social Sciences
At the Limits of the Secular: History and Critique in Postcolonial Religious Studies
Postcolonialism and the Environment
Section Four Response: Origins, outcomes and the meaning of postcolonial diversity
SECTION FIVE: ACROSS THE WORLD
Introduction
Perspectives on Globalization and Subalternity
Postcolonialism, Globalization and the Asia Question
Our Sea of Islands : Globalization, Regionalism and (Trans)nationalism in the Pacific
Africa and its Diasporas
Postcolonializing the Americas
Irritating Europe
Section five response: What was globalization?
Afterword

About the author: 

Graham Huggan is Chair of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Literatures in the School of English at the University of Leeds, where he also directs the cross-disciplinary Institute for Colonial and Postcolonial Studies. He is the author of numerous books and articles in the general field of comparative postcolonial studies, a field he has been working in for over twenty years.

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