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Key Concepts in Post-Colonial Studies

Key Concepts in Post-Colonial Studies by Bill Ashcroft
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This volume provides an essential key to understanding the issues which characterise post-colonialism, explaining what it is, where it is encountered and why it is crucial in forging new cultural identities. As a subject, post-colonial studies stands at the intersection of debates about race, colonialism, gender, politics and language. In the language of post-colonial studies, some words are new, others are familiar words charged with new significance.

Among over 100 entries, this book includes definitions of:

  • Diaspora
  • Fanonism
  • Hybridity
  • Imperialism
  • Manicheanism
  • Mimicry
  • Miscegenation
  • Negritude
  • Orientalism
  • Settler-colony
  • Subaltern
  • Trans-culturation
  • There are suggestions for further reading at the end of each entry and a comprehensive glossary with extensive cross-referencing. The bibliography of essential writings in post-colonial studies is in an easy-to-use A-Z format.

    Routledge; June 1998
    289 pages;
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    Title: Key Concepts in Post-Colonial Studies
    Author: Bill Ashcroft; Gareth Griffiths; Helen Tiffin