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Geographies of Postcolonialism



October 2008 | 176 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
"Drawing on a course road tested for over a decade, Sharp has delivered an invaluable aid for teaching students about the complex political, cultural and spatial logics of colonialism and post-colonialism. Difficult theoretical jargon is demystified and the generous use of illustrations and quotes from both academic and popular sources means students can work with manageable measures of primary material. This book has succeeded in delivering a meaningful conversation between political economic accounts of development and cultural accounts of identity. It is a must-have for anyone studying colonialism and post-colonialism."
- Jane M Jacobs, Institute of Geography, University of Edinburgh

Geographies of Post-Colonialism introduces the principal themes and theories relating to postcolonialism. Written from a geographical perspective, the text includes extended explanations of the cultural and material aspects of the subject. Exploring post-colonialism through the geographies of imagination, knowledge and power, the text is split into three comprehensive sections:

  • Colonialisms discusses Western representations of the 'Other' and the relationship between this and the European self-image.
  • Neo-colonialisms discusses the continuing legacies of colonial ways of knowing through an examination of global culture, tourism and popular culture.
  • Post-colonialisms discusses the core arguments about post-colonialism and culture with a focus on 'hybridity'.

Comprehensive and accessible, illustrated with learning features throughout, Geographies of Post-Colonialism will be the key resource for students in human geography and development studies.

 
1 Introduction
 
I. Colonialisms
 
2 Imagining the world
 
3 Power and knowledge
 
4 Landscapes of power
 
II. Neo-colonialisms
 
5 New orders?
 
6 Globalisation and cultural imperialism
 
III. Post-colonialisms
 
7 Can the subaltern speak?
 
8 Postcolonial culture
 
9 Leaving the armchair?

'Drawing on a course road tested for over a decade, Sharp has delivered an invaluable aid for teaching students about the complex political, cultural and spatial logics of colonialism and post-colonialism. Difficult theoretical jargon is demystified and the generous use of illustrations and quotes from both academic and popular sources means students can work with manageable measures of primary material. Postcolonial Geographies has succeeded in delivering a meaningful conversation between political economic accounts of development and cultural accounts of identity. It is a must have for anyone studying colonialism and post-colonialism' - Jane M Jacobs, Institute of Geography, University of Edinburgh


Interesting with geographical perspectives on the issue of postcolonialism

Dr Hanne Kirstine Adriansen
Department of Educational Anthropology, Aarhus University
November 25, 2016

Provides a good clear overview for students. Incorporates good examples that have been introduced into teaching

Mr Daniel Bos
School of Geography, Nottingham University
February 24, 2016

I would recommend this text for students taking the unit I teach. Contemporary thinking and study relates to core issues raised in this work

Mr Neil Cliff
Dept of Interdisciplinary Studies, Manchester Metropolitan University
July 6, 2015

Geographies of Postcolonialism is a very accessible introduction to colonialism, post-colonialism and postcolonial geographies. It draws on a comprehensıve range of sources in outlining the linkages between knowledge, power and representation of the colonial image. The book will be a key source not only for students of geography and development but also for other branhces of social sciences such as International Relations where postcolonial arguments have inreasingly become a major part of critical theorizing.

Dr Faruk Yalvac
Dept of International Relations, Middle East Technical University
November 17, 2014

A great book. Informed, up-to-date, readable. But my students aren't ready for it in 2nd year. Definitely something for 3rd years, though, and I expect to use it in my Rural Geography course which will cover post-colonialism.

Dr Alistair Fraser
Geography , national university of ireland maynooth
November 13, 2009

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