Leela Gandhi lectures in the school of English at La Trobe University, Melbourne. She researches the cultural history of the Indo-British colonial encounter, and. PDF | On Oct 1, , Lidan Lin and others published Leela Gandhi. Postcolonial Theory: A Critical Introduction. All rights reserved. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data. Gandhi, Leela, Postcolonial theory: a critical introduction I Leela Gandhi. p. cm.

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Selected pages Title Page. National consciousness, which is introducrion nationalism, is the only thing that will give us an international dimension.

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Yet the pertinence of many of the key arguments is limited by the book’s restricted parameters. In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Louise Racine – – Nursing Philosophy 10 3: The lengthy recitation of the historical origins of humanism in the early sections seems unwarranted and redundant, given that most readers will come to the book equipped with at least a basic awareness and knowledge of the fundamental issues at stake.

Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. For Gandhi, then, the shortcomings of postcolonialism reside in the failure to “foreground those cultural and historical conversations which circumvent the Western world” xand postcolonialism should “diversify its mode of address and learn to speak more adequately to the world which it speaks for” x.

Postcolonial Theory a Critical Introduction

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Page 39 – Humanity does not gradually critkcal from combat to combat until it arrives at universal reciprocity, where the rule of law finally replaces warfare; humanity installs each of its violences in a system of rules and thus proceeds from domination to domination.

While Gandhi remains faithful to the book’s stated objective of providing a critical introducfion to postcolonial theory, the book is considerably more rewarding and challenging than its stated structural parameters may initially imply. She assesses the contribution of major theorists such as Edward Said, Gayatri Spivak and Homi Bhabha, and also points to postcolonialism’s relationship to earlier thinkers such as Frantz Fanon and Mahatma Gandhi.

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Peter McMylor – – Routledge. The book is distinctive in its concern for the specific historical, material and cultural contexts for postcolonial theory, and in its attempt to sketch out the ethical possibilities for postcolonial theory as a model for living with and ‘knowing’ cultural differences non-violently.

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University’s proxy server Configure custom proxy use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy. Leela Gandhi is the first to clearly map out this field in terms of its wider philosophical and intellectual context, drawing important connections between postcolonial theory and poststructuralism, Leela Gandhi is the first to clearly map out this field in terms of its wider philosophical and intellectual context, drawing important connections between postcolonial theory and poststructuralism, postmodernism, marxism and feminism.

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Research in African Crigical. A Critical Introduction, by Leela Gandhi. Postcolonial Theory is a useful starting point for readers new to the field and a provocative account which opens possibilities for debate.

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I use the word “alien,” yet English is not really an alien language to us. Postcolonialism and the new humanities. Page 6 – At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom.

A moment comes, which comes but rarely in history, when we step out from the old to the new, when an age ends, and when the soul of a nation, long suppressed, finds utterance. Thus, while it may be revolutionary to teach Gandhi as political theory in the Anglo-American academy, he is, and has always been, canonical in India” ixthe same argument does not apply to many areas of Africa where censorship, curricular control, and the cost of distributing works published essentially in Europe have severely restricted the local population’s access to cultural production.

Philip Goodchild – – Sage Publications. Page 94 – This enabled the colonial administration to define a precise political doctrine: Introduction to Critical Legal Theory. Page 36 – Hence, it means that principally there are no mysterious incalculable forces that come into play, but rather that one can, in principle, master all things by calculation. This dimension is often not accorded the prominence it deserves in the formulation of postcolonial critiques.