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Published: 26 June 2003

192 Pages | 10 halftones


ISBN: 9780192801821

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Postcolonialism: A Very Short Introduction

Robert J. C. Young

Very Short Introductions

  • Explores globalization, the Internet, mass media, and human rights activism
  • Robert J. C. Young is 'one of the leading figures in postcolonial studies and a pioneer in the work of introducing and popularizing it for a larger audience.' (Professor Bruce Robbins, Rutgers University)
  • 'a politically and intellectually engaging introduction to the formation of postcolonialism . Historically sound and intellectually inspiring.' (Professor Elleke Boehmer, Trent University)
  • Cites the work of such theorists as Edward Said, Frantz Fanon, and Gayatri Spivak
  • Key areas considered include: the status of aboriginal people, the innovative fiction of Garcia Marquez and Salman Rushdie, and the postcolonial cities of London, Bombay, and Cairo