Leela Gandhi lectures in the school of English at La Trobe University, Melbourne. She researches the cultural history of the Indo-British colonial encounter, and. PDF | On Oct 1, , Lidan Lin and others published Leela Gandhi. Postcolonial Theory: A Critical Introduction. All rights reserved. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data. Gandhi, Leela, Postcolonial theory: a critical introduction I Leela Gandhi. p. cm.
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The book is distinctive in its concern leepa the specific historical, material and cultural contexts for postcolonial theory, and in its attempt to sketch out the ethical possibilities for postcolonial theory as a model for living with and ‘knowing’ cultural differences non-violently.
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She is joint editor of the journal Postcolonial Studies. Louise Racine – – Nursing Inquiry 10 2: Gandhi’s book is exhaustive in its analysis of postcolonial theory and thorough in its attempt to establish strong connections across the heterogeneous topography of postcoloniality. Social Theory and the Unconscious Dimension of the Social.
Book titles OR Journal titles. Page 39 – Humanity does not gradually progress from combat to combat until it arrives at universal reciprocity, where the rule of law finally replaces warfare; humanity installs each of its violences in a system of rules and thus proceeds from domination to domination. Page 51 – And how is criticism to show disinterestedness? Page 36 – Hence, it means that principally there are no mysterious incalculable forces that come into play, but rather that one can, in principle, master all things by calculation.
Ian Ward – – Cavendish. I use the word “alien,” yet English is not really an alien language to us. Page 94 – This enabled the colonial administration to define a precise political doctrine: Monthly downloads Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart.
Postcolonialism and the new humanities. Page 30 – I have never found one among them who could deny that a single shelf of a good European library was worth the whole native literature of India and Arabia. Philosophic thought teaches us, on the contrary, that it is its guarantee. Popular passages Page 9 – I am not wherever I am the plaything of my thought; I think of what I am where I do not think to think.
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One has to convey in a language that is not one’s own the spirit criticql is one’s own. Page – The consciousness of self is not the closing of a door to communication. Other editions – View all Postcolonial Theory: Sign in to use this feature. Edward Said and his critics. Leela Gandhi is the first to clearly map out this field in terms of its wider philosophical and intellectual context, drawing important connections between postcolonial theory and poststructuralism, postmodernism, marxism and feminism.
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Migrant Metaphors Elleke Boehmer No preview available – A Collection of Critical Studies. Leela Gandhi is the first to clearly map out this field in terms of its wider philosophical and intellectual context, drawing important connections between postcolonial theory and poststructuralism, National consciousness, which is not nationalism, is the only thing that will give us an international dimension.
For example, Gandhi’s insistence on the importance of complicity and collaboration, and the link she establishes later in the book with the potentiality of postnationalist discourse, allows her to formulate a critique of a Manichean and binary discourse concerning the colonized and the colonizer, highlighting instead the mutually constitutive, symbiotic dynamic that characterizes these relations.
Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. Page – The telling has not been easy. Recent paradigms offered by transcolonial and transnational approaches facilitate such discussions outside of imperializing networks that inevitably reproduce exclusionary mechanisms, and accord prominence not only to print culture but also to other cultural manifestations that are often ignored by the Western academy.
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Postcolonial Theory a Critical Introduction
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A critical introduction James Bennett Etitle. When she argues that “what postcolonialism fails to recognize is that what counts as ‘marginal’ in relation to the West has often been central and foundational in the non-West.
The intrinsic superiority of the Western literature is, indeed, fully admitted by those members of the Committee who support the Oriental plan of education. A moment comes, which comes but rarely in history, when we step out from the old to the new, when an age ends, and when the soul of a nation, long suppressed, finds utterance.
Postcolonial Theory is a ground-breaking critical introduction to the burgeoning field of postcolonial studies.