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Postcolonialism: A Very Short Introduction

Author: YOUNG ROBERT J C
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Pub Date: 26/06/2003
ISBN: 9780192801821
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Quick overview An innovative and lively account of both the history and key debates in postcolonialism. Robert Young situates it in a wide cultural context, discussing its importance as an historical condition, and as a means of changing the way that we think about the world.
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This innovative and lively book is quite unlike any other introduction to postcolonialism. Robert Young examines the political, social, and cultural after-effects of decolonization by presenting situations, experiences, and testimony rather than going through the theory at an abstract level. He situates the debate in a wide cultural context, discussing its importance as an historical condition, with examples such as the status of aboriginal people, of those dispossessed from their land, Algerian rai music, postcolonial feminism, and global social and ecological movements. Above all, Young argues, postcolonialism offers a political philosophy of activism that contests the current situation of global inequality, and so in a new way continues the anti-colonial struggles of the past. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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