Robert J.C. Young
Title Postcolonialism: A Very Short Introduction
Book Condition New
Edition First Edition
Publisher New Delhi, India Oxford University Press 2003
0192801821 / 9780192801821
Seller ID 023512
This innovative and lively book is quite unlike any other introduction to postcolonialism. Robert Young examines the political, social, and cultural after-effects of decolonization by presenting situations, experiences, and testimony rather than going through the theory at an abstract level. He situates the debate in a wide cultural context, discussing its importance as an historical condition, with examples such as the status of aboriginal people, of those dispossessed from their land, Algerian raï music, postcolonial feminism, and global social and ecological movements. Above all, Young argues, postcolonialism offers a political philosophy of activism that contests the current situation of global inequality, and so in a new way continues the anti-colonial struggles of the past. Printed Pages: 194 with 10 halftones.