Terror and the Postcolonial

Terror and the Postcolonial

Editor(s): Elleke Boehmer, Stephen Morton

Published Online: 5 NOV 2009

Print ISBN: 9781405191548

Online ISBN: 9781444310085

DOI: 10.1002/9781444310085

About this Book

Terror and the Postcolonial is a major comparative study of terrorism and its representations in postcolonial theory, literature, and culture.

  • A ground-breaking study addressing and theorizing the relationship between postcolonial studies, colonial history, and terrorism through a series of contemporary and historical case studies from various postcolonial contexts
  • Critically analyzes the figuration of terrorism in a variety of postcolonial literary texts from South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East
  • Raises the subject of terror as both an expression of globalization and a postcolonial product
  • Features key essays by well-known theorists, such as Robert J. C. Young, Derek Gregory, and Achille Mbembe, and Vron Ware

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Theories of Colonial and Postcolonial Terror

  2. Part II: Histories of Post/colonial Terror

  3. Part III: Genres of Terror

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