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Postcolonial Thought in the French-speaking World$
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Charles Forsdick and David Murphy

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9781846310546

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846319808

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Postcolonialism and Deconstruction: The Francophone Connection

Postcolonialism and Deconstruction: The Francophone Connection

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(p.216) Chapter 17 Postcolonialism and Deconstruction: The Francophone Connection
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Postcolonial Thought in the French-speaking World
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Michael Syrotinski

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846319808.018

After years of sustained critical attention to Anglophone texts and contexts, postcolonial theory has established some sort of a connection, albeit belatedly, with the Francophone world. The three figures most associated with the emergence of postcolonial theory – Edward Said, Homi Bhabha, and Gayatri Spivak – owe much of their writing to an earlier generation of French theorists. The field of postcolonial studies underwent a certain polarisation caused by two camps: critics inspired by the theories of French poststructuralism and those who favored the material conditions of life in postcolonial cultures. Responding to these ‘materialist’ critics, the cultural theorist Stuart Hall has suggested that deconstruction and postcolonialism could be mutually interdependent. This chapter examines the link between postcolonialism and deconstruction in the Francophone world by looking at the views of Robert Young, Bhabha, Spivak, V. Y. Mudimbe, and Achille Mbembe.

Keywords:   Homi Bhabha, Gayatri Spivak, postcolonial theory, deconstruction, postcolonialism, Robert Young, V. Y. Mudimbe, Achille Mbembe, poststructuralism, Stuart Hall

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