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Deconstruction and the PostcolonialAt the Limits of Theory$
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Michael Syrotinski

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9781846310560

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846312922

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Introduction: a few liminal remarks

Introduction: a few liminal remarks

(p.1) Introduction: a few liminal remarks
Deconstruction and the Postcolonial
Liverpool University Press

This introductory chapter begins by briefly considering reductive appropriations (or dismissals) of Derrida's work in relation to postcolonial concerns, and then sets out the main themes covered in this book, namely the Francophone African ‘origins’ of French theory, and specifically deconstruction. An overview of the subsequent chapters is also presented.

Keywords:   postcolonial theory, Derrida, French theory, deconstruction, Francophone African origins

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