A Historical Companion to Postcolonial Literatures in English

A Historical Companion to Postcolonial Literatures in English

By: Prem Poddar (editor), David Johnson (editor)Hardback

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This is the first reference guide to the political, cultural and economic histories that form the subject-matter of postcolonial literatures written in English. The focus of the Companion is principally on the histories of postcolonial literatures in the Anglophone world - Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, South-east Asia, Australia and New Zealand, the Pacific, the Caribbean and Canada. There are also long entries discussing the literatures and histories of those further areas that have also claimed the title 'postcolonial', notably Britain, East Asia, Ireland, Latin America and the United States. The Companion contains 220 entries written by 150 acknowledged scholars of postcolonial history and literature, and covers major events, ideas, movements, and figures in postcolonial histories. In addition, for each region, there are long survey essays on historiography and women's histories. The majority of the entries focus on the period after the end of colonial rule in Britain's Empire, but as many postcolonial literary works re-visit the period of colonial rule, the Companion includes entries on certain events from this earlier period too. Each entry provides a summary of the historical event or topic, as well as bibliographies of postcolonial literary works and histories for further reading. Extensive cross-references and indexes enable readers to locate particular literary texts in their relevant historical contexts, as well as to discover related literary texts and histories in other regions with ease. By outlining the historical contexts of postcolonial literatures, the Companion provides an important key to understanding complex contemporary debates about race, colonialism and neo-colonialism, politics, economics, culture and language. Its coverage of events, figures and movements along with political, social, and economic developments makes this indispensable reading for students, teachers and general readers alike.

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Prem Poddar is Alexander von Humboldt Senior Fellow at Zentrum Moderner Orient in Berlin. He is the author of Violent Civilities (2002) and has edited Translating Nations (2000) and Empire and After: Englishness in Postcolonial Perspective (2007). David Johnson is Senior Lecturer in the Department of English at The Open University. He is the author of Shakespeare and South Africa (Clarendon Press, 1996), with Richard Danson Brown, of Shakespeare 1609: Cymbeline and the Sonnets (Macmillan, 2000) and, with Steve Pete and Max Du Plessis, of Jurisprudence: A South African Perspective (Butterworths, 2001).

Contents

Algerian War of Independence, Kay Adamson (Glasgow Caledonian University, UK); Amin, Idi, Emilia Ilieva (Egerton University, Kenya); Anglicisation, Cheralyn Mealor (Aarhus Universitet, Denmark); Anglo-Boer War, Bill Nasson (University of Cape Town, South Africa); Anglo-Burmese Wars, Thomas Henthorne (Pace University, US); Anglo-Zulu War, Jeff Guy (University of Natal: Durban, South Africa); Anti-colonialism (Caribbean) (2500), Cleve Scott (University of West Indies, Barbados); Anti-colonialism (East Africa) (2500), James Ogude (University of Witwatersrand, South Africa); Anti-colonialism (West Africa) (2500), Alfred Zack-Williams (Liverpool, UK); Anti-colonialism (India) (2500), Pranav Jani (Wagner College, US) and Mytheli Sreenivas (William Paterson University, US); Anti-war movements (Australia), David Day (La Trobe University, Australia); ANZAC, David Day (La Trobe University, Australia); Apartheid and Segregation (2500), Michael Cardo (South African Institute of Race Relations, South Africa); Arab Nationalisms (2500), Azfhar Hussein (Washington State University, US); Asante War, Kirsten Holt Petersen (Roskilde University, Denmark); Asian Expulsions (East Africa), Stephanie Jones (School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS, London University, UK); Asianisation, Lars Jensen (Roskilde University, Denmark); Assimilation (Canada), Batia Boe Stolar (Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada); Aung San Suu Kyi , Thomas Henthorne (Pace University, US); Back-to Africa Movement, Noah Butler (Northwestern University, US); Balfour Declaration, Nancy Stockdale (University of Central Florida, US); Bangladesh (1971), Rehnuma Ahmed (DRIK, Dhaka, Bangladesh); Bengal Famine, Suhail Islam (Nazareth College of Rochester, US) and Syed Hussain (Claflin College, US); Berlin Conference, Barbara Harlow (University of Texas, US); Biafra and Biafran War, David Pratten (Sussex University, UK); Big Bear, Douglas Ivison (Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada); Black Consciousness (Southern Africa) Kelwyn Sole (UCT, South Asia); Black Britain (2500), John McLeod (Leeds University, UK); Black Hole, Kaushik Bhaumik (Oxford University, UK); Boat Refugees, Robert Manne (La Trobe University, Australia); Border disputes (South Asia), Kai Freisi (New Delhi, India); Botany Bay Convicts, Diane Kirkby (La Trobe University, Australia); British Foreign Policy (2500), Mark Curtis (London, UK); Bumiputera, Mohamed Abdul Quayum (University of Putra Malaysia); Bushmen Shane Moran (University of Durban-Westville, South Africa); Cabral, Amilcar, Azfhar Hussein (Washington State University); Castes and Tribes (2500), Tabish Khair (Aarhus Universitet, Denmark); Cattle killing, David Johnson (The Open University, UK); Chauri-Chaura Incident, Kokila Ravi (US); Chimurengas (2500), Terry Ranger (Oxford University, UK); Chinese Gold-diggers, Andrew Markus (Monash University, Australia); Christianities (Southern Africa), Glenn Thompson, (Cape Town, South Africa); Colonial Cultural Cringe, Stephen Alomes (Deakin University, Australia); Colonial Writings (South Asia), Tapan Basu (Hindu College, Delhi, India); Coloured (Southern Africa), Vivian Bickford Smith (UCT, South Africa); Communism (South Asia) Suman Gupta (Open University, UK); Communism (South-east Asia), John Walsh (Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand); Commonwealth, Vijay Devadas (University of Dunedin, New Zealand); Creolisation (Caribbean) (2500), Denise De Caires Narain (Sussex University, UK); Cromer, Lord, Geoff Nash (University of Sunderland, UK); Cuban Revolution, Nicole Roberts (University of the West Indies, Trinidad); Decolonization, Yumma Siddiqi (Middlebury College, US); Detention Centres/Internment, Michele Langfield (Deakin University, Australia); Diaspora (Caribbean), Suha Kudieh (Toronto University, Canada); Diaspora (Pacific), Sudesh Mishra (Deakin University, Australia); Dutch East India Company (VOC), Lars Jensen (Roskilde Universitet, Denmark); East Asia (2500), Yoko Arisaka (University of San Francisco, US); East India Company, Elizabeth Kolsky (Pratt Institute, US); East Timor, Amanda Wise (Australian National University); The Emergency (India), Peter Morey (University of East London, UK); Engmalchin, Philip Holden (National University of Singapore); Exploration (Australia/New Zealand/ Pacific) (2500), Lars Jensen (Roskilde University, Denmark); Exploration & Settlement (Canada) (2500), Christopher J. Armstrong (Chukyo University, Japan); Fanon, Frantz, Deborah Wyrick (North Carolina State University); Free Trade, Neelam Srivastava (Oxford University, UK); Frontier wars (Southern Africa), Chris Warnes (Cambridge University, UK); Frontier and Settler Communities (Australia), Jennifer McClinton-Temple (King's College, US); Frontline states (2500), Richard Saunders (York University, Canada); Garvey, Marcus, Deborah Wyrick (North Carolina State University, US); Genocide of Natives (Canada), Justin Edwards (University of Copenhagen, Denmark); Globalisation, Cheralyn Mealor (Universitet Aarhus, Denmark); Governor Generals and Viceroys, Philip Stern (Columbia University, US); Haitian Revolution, Jennifer Sparrow (Medgar Evers College, CUNY, US); HIV/AIDS (2500), Alex De Waal (Justice Africa, UK); Hill Stations, Kaushik Bhaumik (Oxford University, UK); Historiography (Southern Africa) (2500), Jonathan Hyslop (University of Witwatersrand, South Africa); Historiography (East Africa) (2500), Atieno Odhiambo (Rice University, US); Historiography (West Africa) (2500), Toyin Falola (University of Texas, US); Historiography (Middle East) (2500), Keith Feldman (University of Washington, US); Historiography (Australia & New Zealand) (2500), Ann Curthoys (Australian National University); Historiography (Canada) (2500), Adele Perry (Manitoba University, Canada); Historiography (Caribbean) (2500), Michael Zeuske (Indiana University, US); Historiography (South Asia) (2500), Partha Chatterjee (Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta, India); Historiography (South-east Asia) (2500), Rajeev Patke (National University of Singapore); Hong Kong Handover, Shirley Lim (University of California, Santa Barbara, US); Hudson's Bay Company, Christopher J. Armstrong (Chukyo University, Japan); Imperialism, Benita Parry (Warwick University, UK); Indian National Army, Brinda Bose (Delhi University, India); Indentured labour (Caribbean), Kampta Karran (Warwick University, UK); Indians (Southern Africa), Rajend Mesthrie (UCT, South Africa); Indigo Rebellion, Rehnuma Ahmed (DRIK, Dhaka, Bangladesh); Indirect rule, Oladipo Agboluaje (Open University, UK); International Monetary Fund, Suha Kudsieh (Toronto University, Canada); Inuit (2500), Justin Edwards (University of Copenhagen, Denmark); Iranian Revolution, Nancy Stockdale (University of Central Florida, US); Ireland (2500), Conor McCarthy (University College Galway, Ireland); Islam, Ananya Jahanara Kabir (Cambridge University, UK); JVP Insurrection of 1971, Neluka Silva (Colombo University, Sri Lanka); Jallianwalla Bagh, Farina Mir (University of Virginia, US); James, C.L.R., Jennifer Sparrow (Medgar Evers, CUNY, US); Japanese-Canadian Internment during WWII, Batia Boe Stolar (Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada); Japanese Occupation, Leong Liew Geok (National University of Singapore); Jinnah, Sukeshi Kamra (Carleton University, Canada); Kala Pani, Elizabeth De Loughrey (University of Santa Cruz, US); Kama Sutra, Ann Hardgrove (University of Texas, US); Kashmir Conflict, (Sonia Jabber, New Delhi, India); Kelly, Ned & Bushrangers, John McQuilton (University of Wollongong, Australia); Kemalism, Shamil Jeppie (UCT, South Africa); Kenya African National Union, James Ogude (University of Witwatersrand, South Africa); Labour Histories (Southern Africa), Jonathan Hyslop (Witwatersrand University, South Africa); Land disputes (Southern Africa), David Johnson (Open University, UK); Land disputes (Australia: Mabo), Roderic Pitty (Deakin University, Australia); Land disputes (Canada) Justin Edwards (University of Copenhagen, Denmark); Land Disputes (South Asia), Wendy Singer (Kenyon College, US); Languages and Ethnicities (South Asia) (2500), Veena Naregal (University of Texas, US); Languages and Ethnicities (West Africa) (2500), Tope Omoniyi (Surrey University, UK); Latin America (2500), David Cahill (University of New South Wales, Australia); Lee Kuan Yew, Philip Holden (National University of Singapore); Liberalism (Southern Africa), Michael Cardo (South African Institute of Race Relations, South Africa); Maghrabine Resistance, Kay Adamson (Glasgow Caledonian University, UK); Mahdism, Shamil Jeppie (UCT, South Africa); Mariategui, Jose Carlos, Azfhar Hussein (Washington State University, US); Maori (2500), Janet Wilson (Nene University, UK); Marcoses, Jennifer McMahon (New York, US); Merdeka, Wong Soak Koo (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia); Mfecane, Rachidi Molapo (University of Venda, South Africa); Mineral revolutions (Andrew van der Vlies, Oxford University, UK); Missionaries (Southern Africa) Isabel Hofmeyr (Witwatersrand University, South Africa); Morant Bay Uprising (1865) , Mimi Sheller (Lancaster University, UK); Multiculturalism (Australia), James Jupp (Australian National University); Multiculturalism (Canada), Glen Lowry (Vancouver, Canada); Music (Caribbean), Curwen Best (University of West Indies, Barbados); Music (West Africa), Shamil Jeppie (UCT, South Africa); Music (East Africa), Joyce Nyairo (Witwatersrand University, South Africa); Mutinies: 1857, Vellore (2500), Suresh Raval (University of Arizona, US); Nasser, Laura Bier (New York University, US); Nationalism (Southern Africa) (2500), Maanda Mulauszi and Lance Van Sittert (UCT, South Africa); Nationalism (Canada), Lianne Moyes (Montreal Universty, Canada); Native Reservations, Justin Edwards (University of Copenhagen, Denmark); Naxalites, Harsh Sethi (Seminar, New Delhi, India); Nehru, Neelam Srivastava (Oxford University, UK); Nyerere and ujamaa, Harry Garuba (UCT, South Africa); Negritude, Harry Garuba (UCT, South Africa); Oil, Kay Adamson (Glasgow Caledonian University, UK); The Opium Wars, Shirley Lim (University of California, Santa Barbara, US); Ottoman Empire, Kay Adamson (Glasgow Caledonian University, UK); Palestinian Political Movements, Conor McCarthy (University College Galway, Ireland); The Pacific Way (2500), Sudesh Mishra (Deakin University, Australia); Pacific Sub-imperialism, Sudesh Mishra (Deakin University, Australia); Pakeha, Bruce Harding (University of Canterbury, UK); Pan-Africanism, Oladipo Agboluaje (Open University, UK); Partition (2500), Urvashi Butalia (New Delhi, India); Plains of Abraham, Douglas Ivison (Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada); Postapartheid (2500), John Saul (York University, Canada); Postcolonial urbanism (2500), Ryan Bishop (National University of Singapore); Pre-colonial Histories (Australia) (2500), John Maynard (Newcastle University, Australia); Pre-colonial Histories (Caribbean), Michael Zeuske (Indiana University, US); Pre-colonial Histories (East Africa) Atieno Odhiambo (Rice University, US); Pre-colonial Histories (West Africa), Jennifer Lofkrantz (York University, Canada); Pre-colonial Histories (Southern Africa) (2500) Nick Shepherd (UCT, South Africa); Progressive Writers' Movement, Amina Yaqin (SOAS, UK); Quebec Independence Movement, Stewart Ward (University of Southern Denmark); Racial Discrimination Act (Australia), Stephen Alomes (Deakin University, Australia); Raj, The, Peter Morey (University of East London, UK); Refugees, Prem Poddar (Aarhus Universitet, Denmark); Religions (Caribbean) (2500), Deborah Wyrick (North Carolina State University); Religions (East Africa) (2500) Kai Kresse (St Andrews, UK); Religions (West Africa) (2500), Insa Nolte and K. Noel Amherd (Birmingham University, UK); Religions (South Asia) (2500), Shubra Sharma (University of Texas, US); Resistance movements (Southern Africa) (2500), Allison Drew (York University, UK); Racial Discrimination Act, Stephen Alomes (Deakin University, Australia); Rebellions: Rum, Castle, Vinegar Hill, Eureka Stockade (2500), David Day (La Trobe University, Australia); Riel's Metis Rebellion, Dominic Beneventi (Montreal, Canada); Rodney, Walter, Cleve Scott (University of West Indies, Barbados); Rushdie Affair, Antje M. Rauwerda (St. Mary's University, Canada); Secessionism, Siddharata Vardarajan (Times of India New Delhi, India); Senghor, Leopold, Marie Helene K. Tessio (Princeton University, US); 'Sinhala Only' Bill, Minoli Salgado (University of Sussex, UK); Six Day Arab-Israeli War, Conor McCarthy (University College Galway, Ireland); Slavery (Southern Africa) Wayne Dooling (SOAS, UK); Slavery (West Africa) (2500), Jennifer Lofkrantz (York University, Canada); Slavery (Caribbean) (2500), Michael Zeuske (Indiana University, US); Slave Trade (East Africa), Abdin Chande (Sidwell Friends School, US); Spanish-American War, Jennifer McMahon (New York, US); Sri Lankan Civil War, Chelvohamda Kanaganayakam (University of Toronto, Canada); Stolen Generation, (Barbara Nicholson, University of Wollongong, Australia); Straits Settlements, Philip Holden (National University of Singapore); Sudanese Civil War, Alex De Waal (Justice Africa, UK); Suez Crisis, Nancy Stockdale (University of Central Florida, US); Terrorism, Suman Gupta (Open University, UK); Thomasites, Jennifer McMahon (New York, US); Tourism (Caribbean), Mimi Sheller (Lancaster University, UK); Underground Railroad, Justin Edwards (University of Copenhagen, Denmark); United Nations, Sunil Amrith (Cambridge University, UK); United States (2500), David Kazanjian (Queens College, CUNY, US); Universities (East Africa), Tom Odhiambo (Witwatersrand University, South Africa); Universities (West Africa), Apollos Nwauwa (Bowling Green State University, US); Urabi Revolt, Geoff Nash (University of Sunderland, UK); Vietnam War (2500), Ryan Bishop (National University of Singapore); Wabenzi, Farouk Topan (SOAS, UK); Waitangi Treaty, R. Taonui (University of Auckland, New Zealand)); War of 1812, Stewart Ward (University of Southern Denmark); West Indies Federation, Cleve Scott (University of West Indies, Barbados); White Australia Policy, David Walker (Deakin University, Australia); Women's Histories (Australia) (2500), Anne Collett (Wollongong University, Australia); Women's Histories (East Africa) (2500), Hannington Ochwada (Indiana University, US); Women's Histories (West Africa) (2500), Anene Ejikeme (Barnard College, US); Women's Histories (South Asia) (2500), Uma Chakravarti (Delhi University, India); Women's Histories (South-east Asia) (2500), Leong Liew Geok (National University of Singapore); Women's Histories (Southern Africa) (2500), Patricia van der Spuy (University of Western Cape, South Africa); Women's Histories (Middle East/North Africa) (2500), Nancy Stockdale (University of Central Florida, US); Women's Histories (Canada) (2500), Susan Knutson (Universite Sainte-Anne - College de le Acadie, Canada); Women's Histories (Caribbean) (2500), Joan Anim-Addo (Goldsmiths College, London University, UK); World Bank, Suha Kudsieh (Toronto University, Canada); World Wars I and II (2500), Bill Nasson (UCT, South Africa); West Indies Federation, Cleve Scott (University of West Indies, Barbados); Williams, Eric, Hans-Georg Erney (Emory University, US); Years of Terror, Neloufer de Mel (Colombo University, Sri Lanka); Yellow Peril, David Walker (Deakin University, Australia); Zionism, Conor McCarthy (University College Galway, Ireland).

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  • publication date: 05/04/2005
  • ISBN13: 9780748618552
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 608
  • ID: 9780748618552
  • weight: 1200
  • ISBN10: 0748618554

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