Get the New Arlington Public Library App for Apple/Android 

Postcolonial theory and autobiography

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Routledge,
Pub. Date:
2008.
Language:
English
Description

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.

More Details
Contributors:
ISBN:
9780203306574
Also in this Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 4bb47dce-22f5-6830-39a3-45370ced96ad
full_title postcolonial theory and autobiography
author huddart david
grouping_category book
lastUpdate 2016-12-14 05:06:41AM

Solr Details

_version_ 1568544134062407680
accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Huddart, David (David Paul)
author-letter Huddart, David
author2 NetLibrary, Inc.
author2-role NetLibrary, Inc.
author_additional David Huddart.
author_display Huddart, David
availability_toggle_arlington Available Now, Available Online, Entire Collection
callnumber-a CT25
callnumber-first C - Historical Sciences
callnumber-subject CT - Biography
days_since_added 3068
detailed_location_arlington EBSCOhost
display_description
econtent_protection_type_arlington external
econtent_source_arlington EBSCOhost
format_arlington eBook
format_boost 10
format_category_arlington eBook
grouping_category book
id 4bb47dce-22f5-6830-39a3-45370ced96ad
isbn 9780203306574
item_details external_econtent:ils:.b1296203x||EBSCOhost|Online|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|EBSCOhost||http://www.netlibrary.com.library.access.arlingtonva.us/urlapi.asp?action=summary&v=1&bookid=225301||Available Online||q||
itype_arlington eCollection
language English
language_boost 10
language_boost_es 1
lexile_code
lexile_score -1
lib_boost_arlington 50
literary_form Other
literary_form_full Other
local_callnumber_arlington Online
local_callnumber_exact_arlington Online
local_callnumber_left_arlington Online
local_days_since_added_arlington 3068
num_holdings 0
oclc (OCoLC)229911436
owning_library_arlington Arlington Public Library Online, Aurora Hills Online, Central Online, Cherrydale Online, Columbia Pike Online, Connection Crystal City Online, Detention Center Online, Glencarlyn Online, Local History Online, Plaza Online, Shirlington Online, Westover Online
physical vi, 199 p. ; 24 cm.
popularity 0
primary_isbn 9780203306574
publishDate 2008
publishDateSort 2008
publisher Routledge,
rating 2.5
rating_facet oneStar, twoStar
record_details external_econtent:ils:.b1296203x|eBook|eBook||English|Routledge,|2008.|vi, 199 p. ; 24 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
scope_has_related_records a, arlington, c, d, g, h, o, p, s, u, v, w
scoping_details_arlington external_econtent:ils:.b1296203x||Available Online|Available Online|false|true|false|false|false|true|||
series Routledge research in postcolonial literatures
series2 Routledge research in postcolonial literatures ;
series_with_volume Routledge research in postcolonial literatures|20.
subject_facet Biography as a literary form, Postcolonialism, Postcolonialism in literature
table_of_contents Postcolonial theories of autobiography and autobiography in postcolonial theory -- De-defining autobiography -- Inventing the postcolonial author -- Writing spirits autobiography -- Full disclosure and the native informant in postcolonial theory -- Singularity and postcolonial exemplarity.
target_audience Other
target_audience_full Other
title Postcolonial theory and autobiography
title_display Postcolonial theory and autobiography
title_full Postcolonial theory and autobiography [electronic resource] / David Huddart
title_short Postcolonial theory and autobiography
title_sort postcolonial theory and autobiography