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Author McLeod, John, 1969-

Title Beginning postcolonialism / John McLeod
Published Manchester, U.K. : Manchester University Press, 2000

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Description xii, 274 pages ; 21 cm
Series Beginnings
Beginnings (Manchester, England)
Contents Machine derived contents note: Introduction 1 -- Beginning 1 -- Postcolonialism? 2 -- A note on terminology 4 -- -- 1 From 'Commonwealth' to 'postcolonial' 6 -- Introduction 6 -- Colonialism and decolonisation 6 -- The emergence of 'Commonwealth literature' 10 -- Theories of colonial discourses: Frantz Fanon and -- Edward Said 17 -- The turn to 'theory' in the 1980s 23 -- The Empire 'writes back' 25 -- Postcolonialism at the millennium 29 -- 'Postcolonialism': definitions and dangers 32 -- Selected reading on 'what is postcolonialism?' 34 -- -- 2 Reading colonial discourses 37 -- Reading and politics 37 -- Reading Orientalism 39 -- The shape of Orientalism 40 -- Stereotypes of the Orient 44 -- -- -- -- Criticisms of Orientalism 46 -- 'Ambivalence' and 'mimicry' in colonial discourses 51 -- Stop and think 55 -- Colonial discourses and Rudyard Kipling: reading -- 'The Overland Mail' 57 -- Selected reading 64 -- -- 3 Nationalist representations 67 -- Introduction 67 -- Imagining the nation: forging tradition and history 68 -- Stop and think 72 -- National time and space 72 -- National liberation vs. imperialist domination 75 -- Negritude 76 -- Stop and think 81 -- Frantz Fanon and national culture 83 -- Nationalism and literature 90 -- Constructing national consciousness: Ngugi's -- A Grain of Wheat 92 -- Selected reading 100 -- -- 4 The nation in question 102 -- The disenchantment with nationalism 102 -- Nationalism: a derivative discourse? 104 -- Stop and think 107 -- Nationalism, representation and the elite 108 -- Nationalism, 'race' and ethnicity 110 -- Stop and think 113 -- Nationalism, gender and sexuality 114 -- The nation and its margins 117 -- Stop and think 121 -- The problems of using English 122 -- English in the settler nations 122 -- English in the settled nations 125 -- Stop and think 129 -- The nation in question: Chinua Achebe's -- Anthills of the Savannah 130 -- Stop and think 136 -- Selected reading 136 -- -- -- -- 5 Re-reading and re-writing English literature 139 -- Introduction 139 -- Colonialism and the teaching of English literature 140 -- Colonial contexts 144 -- Stop and think 145 -- Reading literature 'contrapuntally' 145 -- Stop and think 148 -- Re-reading Charlotte Bronte'sJane Eyre 148 -- Stop and think 156 -- Jane Eyre: a postcolonial text? 157 -- Stop and think 160 -- Postcolonial re-writings: Jean Rhys, Wide Sargasso Sea 160 -- 'Re-writing': possibilities and problems 168 -- Stop and think 169 -- Selected reading 169 -- -- 6 Postcolonialism and feminism 172 -- Some definitions 172 -- The 'double colonisation' of women 175 -- Stop and think 180 -- Postcolonial critiques of 'First World' feminism 181 -- Feminism and 'race' 181 -- Learning the limits of'First World' feminism 183 -- 'Third World' women 187 -- Stop and think 190 -- Can the subaltern speak? 191 -- 'Going a piece of the way': creative dialogues in -- postcolonial feminism 195 -- Representing women in Sally Morgan's My Place 199 -- Selected reading 203 -- -- 7 Diaspora identities 205 -- What is a 'diaspora'? 205 -- Living 'in-between': from roots to routes 208 -- Hybrid identities at the 'in-between' 216 -- Stop and think 221 -- New ethnicities 222 -- Stop and think 226 -- -- -- -- Cultural diversity, cultural difference and the -- 'Black Atlantic' 226 -- Moving pictures: Beryl Gilroy's Boy-Sandwich 232 -- Selected reading 236 -- -- 8 Postcolonialism and the critics 239 -- Problematising postcolonialism 239 -- From 'Commonwealth' to 'postcolonial' and -- back again? 240 -- Postcolonialism and neo-colonialism 246 -- Where do we go from here? 257 -- -- Appendix: 'The Overland Mail (foot-service to the hills)' -- (Rudyard Kipling) 259
Summary This work provides an overview of the emergence of postcolonialism as a discipline and examines its important critical writings. In particular, it demonstrates how many of the ideas and concepts can be applied when reading texts
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [261]-268) and index
Subject Colonies in literature.
Commonwealth literature (English) -- History and criticism.
Decolonization in literature.
English literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
English literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Imperialism in literature.
Postcolonialism in literature.
Postcolonialism -- Commonwealth countries.
Commonwealth countries -- In literature.
Developing countries -- In literature
LC no. 99049701
ISBN 0719052084 (alk. paper)
0719052092 (paperback)