Rethinking Postcolonialism: Colonialist Discourse in Modern Literatures and the Legacy of Classical…

Hardcover | May 15, 2008

byAmar Acheraiou

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Acheraiou challenges postcolonial discourse analysis and proposes a new model of interpretation that resituates the historical, ideological and conceptual denseness of the Colonial idea. He questions key issues, including hybridity, Otherness and territoriality, and expands the postcolonial field by introducing ground-breaking theoretical concepts.

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Acheraiou challenges postcolonial discourse analysis and proposes a new model of interpretation that resituates the historical, ideological and conceptual denseness of the Colonial idea. He questions key issues, including hybridity, Otherness and territoriality, and expands the postcolonial field by introducing ground-breaking theoreti...

AMAR ACHERAIOU has taught in Algeria, Scotland and France. He has published numerous articles in American, British and French referred journals on modernist literatures, postmodernist thought and postcolonial theories. He is a regular reader and book reviewer for Conradiana and is Canadian Comparative Literature Association's Regional...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:264 pages, 7.77 × 5.66 × 0.77 inPublished:May 15, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230552056

ISBN - 13:9780230552050

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
PART 1 - COLONIALIST DISCOURSE: A RHETORICAL AND IDEOLOGICAL PALIMPSEST
Modern Europe and Classical Connections
Imperial Ideology: Between Totality and Differentiation
Impact of Classical Discourse of Barbarism on Modern Colonial Taxonomies
Colonialism: From Hegemony to Infantilism
Modernist Writers, Classical Ideal, and Empire
PART II - MODERNIST LITERATURE AND COLONIALISM: BETWEEN CONTEXT AND COMPLICITY
Modernism, Modernity and Imperialism
Culture, Civilisation and Inter-Racial Encounters: Joseph Conrad's Almayers' Folly
Redeeming the Colonial Idea: Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness
Pedagogy of Re-Colonialisation of the Peaceful Re-Conquest: Andre Gide's Voyage au Congo
Split Between Radical Rhetoric and Conservative Practices: Graham Greene's Journey Without Maps
Getting out of the 'Nightmares' of History and 'Stiff' Imperial Culture: Albert Camus
Conclusion
Notes
Works Cited
Index