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Edward Said and the Writing of History

Edward Said and the Writing of History (Paperback)

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Said famously argued in 'Orientalism' that the West developed, at the peak of colonial expansion, a body of knowledge that imperialists could use to gain power. Walia investigates the need for alternative 'subaltern' histories and the influences - Foucault, Gramsci - that inspire them.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary theoryPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCultural Studies Publisher: Icon Books Ltd Publication Date: 03/09/2001 ISBN-13: 9781840462708  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Shelley Walia teaches Postcolonial Theory at the Department of English, Panjab University, Chandigarh. He is the author of Evelyn Waugh: Witness to Decline and Between History and Truth.

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