This seminal work—now available in a 15th anniversary edition with a new preface—is a thorough introduction to the historical and theoretical origins of postcolonial theory.
- Provides a clearly written and wide-ranging account of postcolonialism, empire, imperialism, and colonialism, written by one of the leading scholars on the topic
- Details the history of anti-colonial movements and their leaders around the world, from Europe and Latin America to Africa and Asia
- Analyzes the ways in which freedom struggles contributed to postcolonial discourse by producing fundamental ideas about the relationship between non-western and western societies and cultures
- Offers an engaging yet accessible style that will appeal to scholars as well as introductory students
Keywords: Literary theory; literary criticism; colonialism; imperialism; neocolonialism; anti-colonialism; national liberation movement; colonial discourse; transnational social justice, Cultural Studies General, Social Identity, Cultural Studies General, Social Identity