This new Dictionaryfeatures a thoughtfully collated collection of over 150 jargon-free definitions of key terms and concepts in postcolonial theory.
- Features a brief introduction to postcolonial theory and a list of suggested further reading that includes the texts in which many of these terms originated
- Each entry includes the origins of the term, where traceable; a detailed explanation of its perceived meaning; and examples of the term’s use in literary-cultural texts
- Incorporates terms and concepts from multiple disciplines, including anthropology, literary studies, science, economics, globalization studies, politics, and philosophy
- Provides an ideal companion text to the forthcoming Postcolonial Studies: An Anthology, which is also edited by Pramod K. Nayar, a highly-respected authority in the field
Keywords: Postcolonialism; literary theory; cultural theory; cultural studies; English literature; colonial history; anthropology; ethnography; archaeology; area studies; postcolonial discourse; ethnicity; Gayatri Spivak; Edward Said; colonialism; glossary; colonial history; transnational studies