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Deconstruction and the Postcolonial: At the Limits of Theory

Michael Syrotinski


As postcolonial studies shift to a more comparative approach, one of the most intriguing developments has been within the Francophone world. A number of genealogical lines of influence are now being drawn connecting the work of the three figures most associated with the emergence of postcolonial theory – Homi Bhabha, Edward Said, and Gayatri Spivak – to an earlier generation of French (predominantly poststructuralist) theorists. Within this emerging narrative of intellectual influences, the importance of the thought of Jacques Derrida, and the status of deconstruction generally, has been ackno ... More

Keywords: Homi Bhabha, Edward Said, Gayatri Spivak, poststructuralist theorists, Jacques Derrida, conceptual tensions, deconstructive postcolonialism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9781846310560
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846312922


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Michael Syrotinski, author