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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This article has no associated abstract. Drawing on the work of a plethora of theorists and critics—Ahmad, Bhabha, Chakrabarty, Fanon, Foucault, Lacan, Opstcolonial, Lyotard, Memmi, Said, Spivak—Gandhi’s interpretations and rigorous analysis are often stimulating as the text distances itself from its purely informational role.

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Page 51 – And cditical is criticism to show disinterestedness? Research in African Literatures Yet the pertinence of many of the key arguments is limited by the book’s restricted parameters.

Postcolonial Theory a Critical Introduction

Migrant Metaphors Elleke Boehmer No preview available – Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Page 6 – At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom. A Quest for Universalism.

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. Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves. Sign in to use this feature. She assesses the contribution of major theorists such as Edward Said, Gayatri Spivak and Homi Bhabha, and also points to postcolonialism’s relationship to earlier thinkers such as Frantz Fanon and Mahatma Gandhi.


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A Collection of Critical Studies. Postcolonial Theory is a ground-breaking critical introduction to the burgeoning field of postcolonial studies. Introduction to Critical Legal Theory. Research in African Literatures. Margaret Kohn – – Journal of Global Ethics 9 2: Philosophic thought teaches us, on the contrary, that it is its guarantee.

Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. Monthly downloads Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart. The book is distinctive in its concern for the specific historical, material thsory 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.

The intrinsic superiority of the Western literature is, indeed, fully admitted by those members of the Committee who support the Oriental plan of education. One has to convey the various shades and omissions of a certain thought-movement that looks maltreated in an alien language.

This entry has no external links. Book titles OR Journal titles. An updated and revised edition of this book might consider extending this analysis in order to incorporate these recent introductiin. 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 36 – Hence, it means that principally there criyical no mysterious incalculable forces that come into play, but rather that one can, in principle, master all things by calculation. Science Logic and Mathematics. Philip Goodchild – – Sage Publications. Social Theory and the Unconscious Dimension of the Social.


Page – The telling has not been easy. Page – The consciousness of self is not the closing of a door to communication. Find it on Scholar. For Gandhi, then, the shortcomings of postcolonialism reside in the failure to “foreground those cultural and historical conversations which circumvent the Western world” xand theiry should “diversify its introductin of address and learn to speak more adequately to the world which it speaks for” x.

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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.

Suffering and a Path to Healing. But beyond this shortcoming, Leela Gandhi provides helpful definitions intriduction key terms along with a genealogy poshcolonial postcolonial theory, mapping its trajectory across disciplinary introoduction, and carefully, methodically outlining the terrain traversed in achieving its position alongside some of the most influential theoretical apparatuses of the late twentieth century—poststructuralism, postmodernism, feminism, and Marxism.

Leela Gandhi is the first to clearly map out this field in terms of its wider philosophical and intellectual context, drawing important connections between postolonial theory and poststructuralism, 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. By keeping aloof from what is called ‘the practical view of things;’ by resolutely following the law of its own nature, which is to be a free play of the mind on all subjects which it touches.