The Oxford Handbook of Postcolonial Studies

ISBN : 9780198778455

Graham Huggan
752 Pages
171 x 246 mm
Pub date
Sep 2016
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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.


Graham Huggan: General Introduction
Section One: The Imperial Past
Graham Huggan: Introduction
Ann Laura Stoler: Reason Aside: Reflections on Enlightenment and Empire
Tyler Stovall: Empires of Democracy
Patricia Seed: The Imperial Past: Spain and Portugal in the New World
Walter Mignolo: Imperial/Colonial Metamorphosis: A Decolonial Narrative, from the Ottoman Sultanate and Spanish Empire to the US and the EU
Salman Sayyid: Empire, Islam, and the Postcolonial
Timothy Brennan: Hegel, Empire, and Anti-Colonial Thought
Stephen Howe: Section One Response: Imperial Histories, Postcolonial Theories
Section Two: The Colonial Present
Graham Huggan: Introduction
Stephen Morton: Violence, Law, and Justice in the Colonial Present
Priyamvada Gopal: Renegade Prophets and Native Acolytes: Liberalism and Imperialism Today
Waleed Hazbun: The Geopolitics of Knowledge and the Challenge of Postcolonial Agency: International Relations, US Policy and the Arab World
Joanne Sharp: Africa's Colonial Present: Development, Violence, and Postcolonial Security
David Farrier and Patricia Tuitt: Beyond Biopolitics: Agamben, Asylum, and Postcolonial Critique
Jo Smith and Stephen Turner: Indigenous Inhabitations and the Colonial Present
Peter Hallward: Section Two Response: Towards an Anti-Colonial Future
Section Three: Theory and Practice
Graham Huggan: Introduction
Elleke Boehmer: Revisiting Resistance: Postcolonial Practice and the Antecedents of Theory
Neil Lazarus: 'Third Worldism' and the Political Imaginary of Postcolonial Studies
Susan Bassnett: Postcolonialism and/as Translation
Michael Rothberg: Remembering Back: Cultural Memory, Colonial Legacies, and Postcolonial Studies
Simon Featherstone: Postcolonialism and Popular Cultures
Pooja Rangan and Rey Chow: Race, Racism, and Postcoloniality
Leela Gandhi: Section Three Response: Theory and Practice in Postcolonial Studies
Section Four: Across the Disciplines
Graham Huggan: Introduction
Diana Brydon: Modes and Models of Postcolonial Cross-Disciplinarity
John McLeod: Postcolonialism and Literature
Dane Kennedy: Postcolonialism and History
Barry Hindess: 'Slippery, Like a Fish': The Discourse of the Social Sciences
Ananda Abeysekara: At the Limits of the Secular: History and Critique in Postcolonial Religious Studies
Dana Mount and Susie O Brien: Postcolonialism and the Environment
David Attwell: Section Four Response: Origins, Outcomes and the Meaning of Postcolonial Diversity
Section Five: Across the World
Graham Huggan: Introduction
Nikita Dhawan and Shalini Randeria: Perspectives on Globalization and Subalternity
Daniel Vukovich: Postcolonialism, Globalization, and the Asia Question
Michelle Keown and Stuart Murray: 'Our Sea of Islands': Globalization, Regionalism and (Trans)nationalism in the Pacific
Ato Quayson: Africa and its Diasporas
Charles Forsdick: Postcolonializing the Americas
Frank Schulze-Engler: Irritating Europe
Ali Behdad: Section Five Response: What was Globalization?
Stephen Slemon: 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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