• by Robert J. C. Young
  • Narrated by Victor Bevine
  • 5 hrs and 1 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Postcolonialism explores the political, social, and cultural effects of decolonization, continuing the anti-colonial challenge to Western dominance.This lively and innovative account of both the history and key debates of postcolonialism discusses its importance as an historical condition, and as a means of changing the way we think about the world. Key concepts and issues are considered, with reference to particular cultural and historical examples, such as the status of aboriginal people, cultural nomadism, Western feminism, the innovative fiction of Garcia Marquez and Salman Rushdie, and the postcolonial cities of London, Bombay and Cairo.The work of theorists such as Homi Bhabha, Edward Said, Frantz Fanon and Gayatri Spivak are woven into the discussion, making this fascinating subject relevant and accessible to a wider audience.


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Unfortunately I found this book repetitive in the extreme. The author spends far too much time conveying the reality of those living in the third world. I understand the importance of emphasizing such realities, but the level of emphasis was over the top and wasteful of valuable time which could have been spent truly elaborating history and defining issues and opportunities for global redress.
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- Maren Paige

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-08-2009
  • Publisher: Audible Studios