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A Companion to Postcolonial Studies

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Table of Contents

List of Contributors ix Foreword: Upon Reading the Companion to Postcolonial Studies xv Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak Acknowledgments xxiii Mission Impossible: Introducing Postcolonial Studies in the US Academy 1 Henry Schwarz Part I: Historical and Theoretical Issues 21 1 Imperialism, Colonialism, Postcolonialism 23 Neil Larsen 2 Postcolonial Feminism/Postcolonialism and Feminism 53 Rajeswari Sunder Rajan and You-me Park 3 Heterogeneity and Hybridity: Colonial Legacy, Postcolonial Heresy 72 David Theo Goldberg 4 Postcolonialism and Postmodernism 87 Ato Quayson 5 Postcolonial Studies in the House of US Multiculturalism 112 Jenny Sharpe 6 Global Capital and Transnationalism 126 Crystal Bartolovich Part II: The Local and the Global 163 7 A Vindication of Double Consciousness 165 Doris Sommer 8 Human Understanding and (Latin) American Interests The Politics and Sensibilities of Geohistorical Locations 180 Walter D. Mignolo 9 US Imperialism: Global Dominance without Colonies 203 Donald E. Pease 10 Indigenousness and Indigeneity 221 Jace Weaver 11 Creolization, Orality, and Nation Language in the Caribbean 236 Supriya Nair 12 Middle-class Consciousness and Patriotic Literature in South Asia 252 Sumit Sarkar 13 Africa: Varied Colonial Legacies 269 Tejumola Olaniyan 14 The Middle East ? Or . . . /Arabic Literature and the Postcolonial Predicament 282 Magda M. Al-Nowaihi 15 King Kong in Hong Kong: Watching the Handover from the USA 304 Rey Chow 16 Japan and East Asia 319 Sandra Buckley 17 Intellectuals, Theosophy, and Failed Narratives of the Nation in Late Colonial Java 333 Laurie J. Sears 18 Settler Colonies 360 Anna Johnston and Alan Lawson 19 Ireland After History 377 David Lloyd 20 Global Disjunctures, Diasporic Differences, and the New World (Dis-)Order 396 Ali Behdad 21 Home, Homo, Hybrid: Translating Gender 410 Geeta Patel Part III: The Inventiveness of Theory 429 22 Humanism in Question: Fanon and Said 431 Anthony C. Alessandrini 23 Spivak and Bhabha 451 Bart Moore-Gilbert 24 A Small History of Subaltern Studies 467 Dipesh Chakrabarty 25 Feminist Theory in Perspective 486 Ipshita Chanda 26 Global Gay Formations amd Local Homosexualities 508 Katie King Part IV: Cultural Studies and the Accommodation of Postcolonialism 521 27 Rethinking English: Postcolonial English Studies 523 Gaurav Desai 28 Postcolonial Legality 540 Upendra Baxi 29 Race, Gender, Class, Postcolonialism: Toward a New Humanistic Paradigm? 556 Bruce Robbins Postscript: Popular Perceptions of Postcolonial Studies after 9/11 574 Sangeeta Ray Index 584

About the Author

Henry Schwarz is Associate Professor of English at Georgetown University, He is author of Writing Cultural History in Colonial and Postcolonial India (1997) and co-editor of Reading the Shape of the World: Toward an International Cultural Studies (1996) and Contributions to Bengal Studies: An International and Interdisciplinary Approach (1998). He has published in literary theory, cultural studies, Indian literature, and English imperialism. He is currently US Regional Editor of Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies. Sangeeta Ray is currently the Director of the Asian American Studies program at the University of Maryland as well as Associate Professor in the English Department. She has published extensively on feminist postcolonial issues. She is author of En-Gendering India: Woman and Nation in Colonial and Postcolonial Narratives (1999).


"The present volume is one of the largest and most intellectually ambitious collections of essays to emerge in the past decade. Highly recommended, upper-division undergraduates and above in social science and humanities." (Choice)

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