A Companion to Postcolonial Studies

A Companion to Postcolonial Studies

Editor(s): Henry Schwarz, Sangeeta Ray

Published Online: 26 NOV 2007

Print ISBN: 9780631206620

Online ISBN: 9780470997024

DOI: 10.1002/9780470997024

About this Book

This volume examines the tumultuous changes that have occurred and are still occurring in the aftermath of European colonization of the globe from 1492 to 1947.

  • Ranges widely over the major themes, regions, theories and practices of postcolonial study
  • Presents original essays by the leading proponents of postcolonial study in the Americas, Europe, India, Africa, East and West Asia
  • Provides clear introductions to the major social and political movements underlying colonization and decolonization, accessible histories of the literature and culture, and separate regions affected by European colonization
  • Features introductory essays on the major thinkers and intellectual schools that have informed strategies of national liberation worldwide
  • Offers an incisive summary of the long history and theory of modern European colonization in local detail and global scale

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Historical and Theoretical Issues

  2. Part II: The Local and the Global

  3. Part III: The Inventiveness of Theory

  4. Part IV: Cultural Studies and the Accommodation of Postcolonialism

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