Young, Robert JC: Postcolonialism: A Very Short Introduction (paperback)

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Catalogue No: 9780192801821
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Postcolonialism: A Very Short Introduction (paperback)

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Department: Biographies & Reference Books - Books & Literature (Classical)

Publisher: Oxford University Press

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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 raï 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.

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