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Make no mistake, as a summary of postcolonial theories current in European and American academia this book does the job well. It is useful in that sense.
However, the book's coverage of theorists who lived (or live) in colonial, neo-colonial and post-colonial nations is inadequate. Reading this book you would think that white people with academic jobs in Europe and America do most of the thinking. All ideas need to be validated by 'the center' (its worth checking The Reluctant Fundamentalist on this point). Working through this book, and having been born, raised and still living in a former colonial nation, there are moments as I read it when I am torn between frustration and anger.
Critical discussion of colonialism has been taking place outside Europe and America for hundreds of years, but it is neither explored nor acknowledged in this book. Why no discussion of cultural cringe? Why no discussion of cultural alienation? These conditions are a key part of experience in former colonial nations, yet the terms don't even appear in the book's index. I guess it goes to show the gap between theory and real life. The book might adopt the sympathetic posture of a reconstructed post-colonial, although like many texts on the subject it is paradoxically Euro-American Colonialist in outlook.
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This book is so far the best book I've ever bought, definitely buying the Postcolonialism: An Historical Introduction by Robert young soon.Published 20 months ago by naomi20
Found this book very useful when writing my assignment for my course at the University, and I would recommend this book to studentsPublished on 18 May 2014 by White Tara
A very useful little book for those wanting to get a quick overall look at this subject. A helpful read.Published on 26 Mar. 2013 by Roger de Coverley
I teach postcolonialism and I recommend this to all my students. I'd like to recommend it to everyone, to be honest. It's really top class book.Published on 27 Feb. 2013 by Anna M
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