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P. G. Wodehouse : a portrait of a master
Jasen, David A.
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New revised edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Continuum, 1981.
Physical Description:
298 pages, 16 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
General Note:
Reprint of the 1974 ed. published by Mason/Charter, New York.

Includes index.

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Central Library PR6045.O4 Z72 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Postcolonialism as a critical approach and pedagogic practice has informed literary and cultural studies since the late 1980s. The term is heavily loaded and has come to mean a wide, and often bewildering, variety of approaches, methods, politics and ideas. Beginning with the historical origins of postcolonial thought in the writings of Gandhi, Cesaire and Fanon, this guide moves on to Edward Said's articulation into a critical approach and finally to postcolonialism's multiple forms in contemporary critical thinking, including theorists such as Bhabha, Spivak, Arif Dirlik and Aijaz Ahmed. Written in jargon-free language and illustrated with examples from literary and cultural texts, this book addresses the many concerns, forms and 'specializations' of postcolonialism, including gender and sexuality studies, the nations and nationalism, space and place, history and politics. It explains the key ideas, concepts and approaches in what is arguably the most influential and politically edged critical approach in literary and cultural theory today.

Author Notes

Pramod K. Nayar is Senior Lecturer at the Department of English, University of Hyderabad, India. His recent publications include An Introduction to New Media and Cybercultures (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010), Postcolonial Literature: An Introduction (Pearson-Longman, 2008) and English Writing and India, 1600-1920: Colonizing Aesthetics (Routledge, 2008).

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vi
Acknowledgementsp. viii
Chapter 1 Introduction: Postcolonial Thoughtp. 1
Chapter 2 Colonial Culturesp. 35
Chapter 3 Nation and Nationalismp. 69
Chapter 4 Gender and Sexualityp. 101
Chapter 5 Space and Placep. 134
Chapter 6 Cosmopolitanismsp. 163
Chapter 7 New Concerns for the Postcolonialp. 191
Notesp. 212
Bibliographyp. 214
Indexp. 237

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