Postcolonial Theory in the Global Age
About the Book
The new essays in this collection examine newer forms of colonialism operating today in an increasingly globalized world. Recognizing the complexities and culpability of postcolonial politics, the contributors fill gaps that exist at theoretical levels of postcolonial studies. By studying film, literature, history and architecture, they arrive at new ideas about immigration, gender, cultural translation, identity and the future. The collection is driven by notions of ethics, an increasingly influential force at the grassroots if not the international level, addressing capitalism and its attendant drawbacks throughout the course of the book.
About the Author(s)
Om Prakash Dwivedi is assistant professor of English at the University of Taiz. He lives in Uttar Pradesh, India.
Martin Kich is a professor of English at Wright State University’s Lake Campus. He lives in Lima, Ohio.
Edited by Om Prakash Dwivedi and Martin Kich
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: 7 photos, notes, bibliographies, index
Copyright Date: 2013
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Foreword (Rajen Harshé) 1
Introduction: Postcolonial Studies in the Age of Globalization (Om Prakash Dwivedi and Martin Kich) 9
Postcolonialism and Recovery: A Future Evermore About to Be (Roderick McGillis) 21
Going Global: The Future of Post-Colonial Studies (Bill Ashcroft) 35
“Pity the Poor Immigrant”: Pity and the Colony (David Punter) 50
From Colonial Outsider to Postcolonial Insider: Screen Adaptations from Australia and New Zealand/Aotearoa (Janet Wilson) 59
Resistance to Responsibility: Interrupting the Postcolonial
Paradigm (David Huddart) 73
Cultural Translation in the Age of Globalization (Shaobo Xie) 87
Hybridity and Identity in New Zealand Māori Literature: Alan Duff’s Dreamboat Dad (Alistair Fox) 104
Slumdogs and Dogs’ Breakfasts: Reading Danny Boyle’s Slumdog
Millionaire and Baz Luhrmann’s Australia (Susan Hosking) 119
Gender, Hybridity and the Transcultural “Man Alone” in the Short Fiction of Frank Sargeson and Doris Lessing (Joel Gwynne) 136
Postmodernist Postcolonialisms and Feminisms: A Passion
for Justice (Varghese Thekkevallyara) 147
Postcolonialisms, Globalization and Iconic Architecture (Leslie Sklair) 156
Radical Homelessness: David Malouf Writing in the “Blut” of Martin Heidegger (Grant Farred) 174
Global Victorians: Is Colonial Decadence to Blame for Postcolonial Deconstruction? (Clara A.B. Joseph) 191
About the Contributors 199
Book Reviews & Awards
“recommended”—Choice; “This collection of essays is a thoughtful update on the place of postcolonial theory in recent times. If the counterhegemonic thrust of poco theory is still relevant today, this is true in a way that revises hypostatic terms like ‘self’ and ‘other,’ global ‘north’ and ‘south,’ ‘centres’ and ‘margins.’ The individual contributions to this volume, capped by a useful critical introduction, provoke thought towards a more disciplinarily-open and affectively-engaged theory, one that is alert to the shifting transnational flows and changing regional realities of our global era.”—Professor Robbie B. H. Goh, National University of Singapore.