Book History Through Postcolonial Eyes

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Book History Through Postcolonial Eyes

By Robert Fraser

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This surprising study draws together the disparate fields of postcolonial theory and book history in a challenging and illuminating way. Robert Fraser proposes that we now look beyond the traditional methods of the Anglo-European bibliographic paradigm, and learn to appreciate instead the diversity of shapes that verbal expression has assumed across different societies. This change of attitude will encourage students and researchers to question developmentally conceived models of communication, and move instead to a re-formulation of just what is meant by a book, an author, a text. Fraser illustrates his combined approach with comparative case studies of print, script and speech cultures in South Asia and Africa, before panning out to examine conflicts and paradoxes arising in parallel contexts. The re-orientation of approach and the freshness of view offered by this volume will foster understanding and creative collaboration between scholars of different outlooks, while offering a radical critique to those identified in its concluding section as purveyors of global literary power.

Subject: English & College Success -> English -> Literary Criticism

Book History Through Postcolonial Eyes
Rewriting the Script
1st edition
Publisher: Taylor & Francis 8/18/08
Imprint: Routledge
Language: English
Length: 224 pages

ISBN 10: 1134142277
ISBN 13: 9781134142279
Print ISBN: 9780415402934

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