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By Gyan Prakash

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ISBN-13: 9780691037424

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After Colonialism deals a clean examine the heritage of colonialism and the alterations in wisdom, disciplines, and identities produced by means of the imperial event. Ranging throughout disciplines--from heritage to anthropology to literary studies--and throughout regions--from India to Palestine to Latin the US to Europe--the essays during this quantity reexamine colonialism and its aftermath. major literary students, historians, and anthropologists have interaction with fresh theories and views of their particular reports, exhibiting the centrality of colonialism within the making of the fashionable international and providing postcolonial reflections at the results and adventure of empire.

The contributions pass ancient research of texts with textual exam of historic documents and situate metropolitan cultural practices in engagements with non-metropolitan destinations. Interdisciplinarity right here skill exploring and realigning disciplinary barriers. members to After Colonialism comprise Edward acknowledged, Steven Feierman, Joan Dayan, Ruth Phillips, Anthony Pagden, Leonard Blussé, Gauri Viswanathan, Zachary Lockman, Jorge Klor de Alva, Irene Silverblatt, Emily Apter, and Homi Bhabha.

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The idea of European or Western literary history contained in it and the other scholarly works of comparative literature is essentially idealistic and, in an unsystematic way, Hegelian. Thus the principle of development by which Romania is said to have acquired dominance is incorporative and synthetic. More and more reality is included in a literature that expands and elaborates from the medieval chronicles to the great edifices of nineteenth-century narrative fiction—in the works of Stendhal, Balzac, Zola, Dickens, Proust.

13 He was interested in how the dominance of the capitalist center grew out of developments within Europe, and out of relations among local world-economies. He tried to make a serious assessment of the degree to which wealth drawn from outside Europe contributed to the rise of capitalism, but he treated Africans, and to a lesser extent people of the Americas, as historical actors only to the extent that they met European needs: While we might have preferred to see this ‘Non-Europe’ on its own terms, it cannot properly be understood, even before the eighteenth century, except in terms of the mighty shadow cast over it by western Europe.

Quintin Hoare (London: Lawrence and Wishart, 1978), p. 461. For an unusual application of Gramsci’s theories about “Southernism,” see Timothy Brennan, “Literary Criticism and the Southern Question,” Cultural Critique 11 (Winter 1988–89): 89–114. 8. John Stuart Mill, Principles of Political Economy, ed. J. M. Robson (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1965), 3:693. CHAPTER 2 Africa in History: The End of Universal Narratives STEVEN FEIERMAN THE STORY of “African history,” its recent emergence as a field of scholarly knowledge, shows that the expansion of the historian’s world to new subject areas cannot be pictured only as a process of addition—as the growth of a fund of knowledge.

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