Postcolonialism - An Historical Introduction, Anniversary Edition

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This seminal work now available in a 15th anniversary edition with a new preface is a thorough introduction to the historical and theoretical origins of postcolonial theory.

  • Provides a clearly written and wide–ranging account of postcolonialism, empire, imperialism, and colonialism, written by one of the leading scholars on the topic
  • Details the history of anti–colonial movements and their leaders around the world, from Europe and Latin America to Africa and Asia
  • Analyzes the ways in which freedom struggles contributed to postcolonial discourse by producing fundamental ideas about the relationship between non–western and western societies and cultures
  • Offers an engaging yet accessible style that will appeal to scholars as well as introductory students

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Robert J. C. Young is Julius Silver Professor of English and Comparative Literature at New York University, USA. A Fellow of the British Academy, he is one of the pioneers of the study of postcolonial literatures and their cultures, founded on an abiding interest in marginalized peoples and occluded histories. He is the Editor of Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies, and the author of many books, including Empire, Colony, Postcolony (Wiley Blackwell, 2015), T he Idea of English Ethnicity (Wiley Blackwell, 2008), Colonial Desire: Hybridity in Theory, Culture and Race (1995), and White Mythologies (1990).

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