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The Resource Postcolonial theory and autobiography, David Huddart

Postcolonial theory and autobiography, David Huddart

Label
Postcolonial theory and autobiography
Title
Postcolonial theory and autobiography
Statement of responsibility
David Huddart
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Cultural theory has often been criticized for covert Eurocentric and universalist tendencies. Its concepts and ideas are implicitly applicable to everyone, ironing over any individuality or cultural difference. Postcolonial theory has challenged these limitations of cultural theory, and Postcolonial Theory and Autobiography addresses the central challenge posed by its autobiographical turn." "Despite the fact that autobiography is frequently dismissed for its Western, masculine bias, David Huddart argues for its continued relevance as a central explanatory category in understanding postcolonial theory and its relation to subjectivity. Focusing on the influence of post-structuralist theory on postcolonial theory and vice versa, this study suggests that autobiography constitutes a general philosophical resistance to universal concepts and theories." "Offering a fresh perspective on familiar critical figures like Edward W. Said and Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, by putting them in the context of readings of the work of Jacques Derrida, Gilles Deleuze, and Alain Badiou, this book relates the theory of autobiography to expressions of new universalisms that, together with postcolonial theory, rethink and extend norms of experience, investigation, and knowledge."--BOOK JACKET
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Huddart, David
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Routledge research in postcolonial literatures
Series volume
20
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  • Autobiography
  • Postcolonialism
  • Postcolonialism in literature
  • Biography as a literary form
Label
Postcolonial theory and autobiography, David Huddart
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [174]-189) and index
Contents
1. Postcolonial Theories of Autobiography and Autobiography in Postcolonial Theory -- 2. De-defining Autobiography -- 3. Inventing the Postcolonial Author -- 4. Writing Spirits Autobiography -- 5. Full Disclosure and the Native Informant in Postcolonial Theory -- 6. Singularity and Postcolonial Exemplarity -- 7. Bibliography
Control code
11372326
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 199 p.
Isbn
9780203306574
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Lccn
2007018253
Label
Postcolonial theory and autobiography, David Huddart
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [174]-189) and index
Contents
1. Postcolonial Theories of Autobiography and Autobiography in Postcolonial Theory -- 2. De-defining Autobiography -- 3. Inventing the Postcolonial Author -- 4. Writing Spirits Autobiography -- 5. Full Disclosure and the Native Informant in Postcolonial Theory -- 6. Singularity and Postcolonial Exemplarity -- 7. Bibliography
Control code
11372326
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 199 p.
Isbn
9780203306574
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Lccn
2007018253

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