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Postcolonial America

by C. Richard King

  • ISBN: 9780252068522
  • ISBN10: 0252068521

Postcolonial America

by C. Richard King

  • List Price: $39.00
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Univ of Illinois Pr
  • Publish date: 03/01/2000
  • ISBN: 9780252068522
  • ISBN10: 0252068521
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Description: This authoritative and challenging collection describes and debates postcolonialism as it applies to America. Investigating topics such as law and public policy, immigration and tourism, narratives and discourses, race relations, and virtual communities, scholars from a wide array of disciplines clarify and challenge prevailing conceptualizations of postcolonialism and accepted understandings of American culture.

Advancing multiple, even conflicted visions of postcolonial America, this volume interrogates postcolonial theory, traces the emergence and significance of postcolonial practices and precepts in the United States, and details the manner in which the uneven relations central to the crystallization of postcoloniality have informed and changed American identities and institutions.

Contributors discuss how the unique status of the United States as the colony that became a superpower has shaped its sense of itself. They assess the global networks of inequality that have displaced neocolonial systems of conquest, exploitation, and occupation. They also examine how individuals and groups use music, the Internet, and other media to reconfigure, reinvent, and resist postcoloniality in American culture.

Candidly facing the inherent contradictions of "the American experience", this collection demonstrates the patterns, connections, and histories characteristic of postcoloniality in America and initiates important discussions about how these conditions might be changed.

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