Postcolonial Theory

A Critical Introduction

Leela Gandhi

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A provocative and exemplary introduction to the field of postcolonial studies. Leela Gandhi surveys the entire field of postcolonial studies and outlines the connections beween postcolonial theory and poststructuralism, postmodernism, marxism and feminism. She assesses the contribution of major theorists such as Edward Said, Gayatri Spivak and Homi Bhabha as well as highlighting postcolonialism's relationship to earlier thinkers such as Frantz Fanon and Mahatma Gandhi. Both a useful starting point for new readers and an incisive account for lecturers, this book will open up debate still further.

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Excellent...Leela Gandhi displays a very confident command of diverse theories, histories and textual forms, and writes about them in a manner that is both lucid and frequently insightful.

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