General introduction

Janet M Wilson, Janet Mary Wilson (Editor), Cristina Sandru (Editor), Sarah Lawson Welsh (Editor)

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Abstract

Rerouting the Postcolonial re-orientates and re-invigorates the field of Postcolonial Studies in line with recent trends in critical theory, reconnecting the ethical and political with the aesthetic aspect of postcolonial culture.

Bringing together a group of leading and emerging intellectuals, this volume charts and challenges the diversity of postcolonial studies, including sections on:

- new directions and growth areas from performance and autobiography to diaspora and transnationalism
- new subject matters such as sexuality and queer theory, ecocriticism and discussions of areas of Europe as postcolonial spaces
- new theoretical directions such as globalization, fundamentalism, terror and theories of ‘affect’.

Each section incorporates a clear, concise introduction, making this volume both an accessible overview of the field whilst also an invigorating collection of scholarship for the new millennium.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRerouting the Postcolonial: New directions for the New Millennium
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRoutledge
Pages1-13
Number of pages250
ISBN (Electronic)041554324X
ISBN (Print)978-0415543248
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jan 2010

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Wilson, J. M., Wilson, J. M. (Ed.), Sandru, C. (Ed.), & Lawson Welsh, S. (Ed.) (2010). General introduction. In Rerouting the Postcolonial: New directions for the New Millennium (pp. 1-13). Routledge.