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Poststructuralism and Postcoloniality: The Anxiety of Theory

Jane Hiddleston


In this book, the author explores poststructuralist anxiety about how to theorise postcoloniality and cultural difference. Many so-called poststructuralist thinkers have addressed questions of postcolonialism and cultural domination. However, in this analysis, these thinkers cannot maintain neutrality in their theoretical discourse because they write simultaneously about problems of cultural identification and exile in the postcolonial epoch. The book demonstrates how poststructuralist reflections on postcolonialism leave theory itself, perplexingly, at sea.

Keywords: poststructuralist anxiety, postcolonialism, cultural difference, cultural domination, neutrality, exile, cultural identification

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9781846312304
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846316166


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jane Hiddleston, author