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Postcolonial Contraventions: Cultural Readings of Race, Imperialism and Transnationalism

Laura Chrisman

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ISBN 10: 0719058287 / ISBN 13: 9780719058288
Published by Manchester University Press, 2003
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Title: Postcolonial Contraventions: Cultural ...

Publisher: Manchester University Press

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Paperback

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Laura Chrisman's "Colonial Discourse and Postcolonial Theory: A Reader", was published in 1993. It became a landmark of postcolonial studies. This new text offers insights into the field she helped establish. Both polemical and scholarly, "Postcolonial contraventions" is challenging in its analysis of black Atlantic studies, colonial discourse analysis and postcolonial theory. Chrisman provides important paradigms for understanding imperial literature, Englishness, and black transnationalism. Her concerns range from the metropolitan centre of Conrad's "Heart of Darkness", to fatherhood in Du Bois's "The Souls of Black Folk"; from the marketing of South African literature to cosmopolitanism in Chinua Achebe; from utopian discourse in Benita Parry to Frederic Jameson's theorization of empire. Chrisman also engages critically with postcolonial intellectuals Paul Gilroy, David Lloyd, Anne McClintock, Edward Said, Gayatri Spivak and Robert Young, uncovering conservatism from unexpected quarters. The book joins a growing chorus of materialist voices within postcolonial studies, and addresses an urgent need for greater attention to the political, historical and socio-economic elements of cultural production. This book should be of interest to students, researchers and teachers of postcolonial studies, theory and literature; black diaspora and Atlantic studies; imperialism and Victorian literature of empire, and British literature of the 19th century.

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Represents an incisive critique of the current state of affairs in postcolonial studies in the Western academy. Her revisionary reading of Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness - a reading that turns critical focus away from Kurtz and his Africa back towards the capitalist metropole - is brilliant both in terms of its historical depth and textual acuity. Similarly compelling is Chrisman's revision of Anne McClintock's now classic reading of H. Rider Haggard's King Solomon's Mines as a gendered allegory of colonial power. --Apollo O. Amoko, University of Florida, Research in African Literatures

Eminently readable....this is a timely collection of essays, bringing together Laura Chrisman's unique contribution to postcolonial studies in a way that makes her writing easily accessible to scholars and students woring in the field. --Tony Simoes da Silva, School of English, University of Exeter

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