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Bourdieu and Postcolonial Studies

Raphael Dalleo


Postcolonial studies has taken a significant turn since 2000 from the post-structural focus on language and identity of the 1980s and 1990s to more materialist and sociological approaches. A key theorist in inspiring this innovative new scholarship has been Pierre Bourdieu. Bourdieu and Postcolonial Studies shows the emergence of this strand of postcolonialism through collecting texts that pioneered this approach—by Graham Huggan, Chris Bongie, and Sarah Brouillette—as well as emerging scholarship that follows the path these critics have established. This Bourdieu-inspired work examines the in ... More

Keywords: Pierre Bourdieu, Sociological approaches to literature, Postcolonialism, Cultural studies, World literature

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781781382967
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781781382967.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Raphael Dalleo, editor
Bucknell University