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Colonial Discourse and Post-Colonial Theory: A Reader 1st Edition

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Patrick Williams is currently Senior Lecturer in the Department of Literature and Languages at Nottingham Trent University. Laura Chrisman is a Lecturer in English in the School of African and Asian Studies at the University of Sussex.

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  • Paperback: 569 pages
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press; 1st edition (April 15, 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780231100212
  • ISBN-13: 978-0231100212
  • ASIN: 0231100213
  • Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 1.3 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #128,184 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book is an excellent introduction to the field of postcolonial theory, and because it gives you both historical and more recent texts, it really gives you a sense of how the field developed and the directions it's moved in. It is a bit out of date now, but it is still the anthology I use the most, and is the one I'm putting on my syllabus for the introduction to postcolonial lit class I'm teaching. Its major advantage over Ashcroft's The Post-Colonial Studies Reader is that this anthology gives you the full text of the essays it includes - Ashcroft's reader is basically the Reader's Digest version of postcolonial theory, except that in many cases (like Spivak's "Can the Subaltern Speak") condensing the essays makes them more difficult to understand. (I own that one, too, and find it utterly useless; haven't referred back to it in years.) For an introduction to the field, you really can't beat this one. (And if you already know your theory, this contains most of those articles that you refer to all the time and of which you have tatty old copies that you can never find, so this will save you headaches!)
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This is a terrific collection of all the most important critiques of colonialism throughout history. It is essential reading for those interested in subaltern voices.
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excellent price/excellent condition- purchased for a class, has markings inside but is as described, arrived in time, great reader for post-colonial discourse.
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Great book! Excellent Condition
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