Poststructuralism and Postcoloniality
The Anxiety of Theory
Distributed for Liverpool University Press
In Poststructuralism and Postcoloniality, Jane Hiddleston explores poststructuralist anxiety about how to theorize postcoloniality and cultural difference. Many so-called poststructuralist thinkers have addressed questions of postcolonialism and cultural domination. However, in Hiddleston’s 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. A remarkable contribution by a leading scholar, this volume demonstrates how poststructuralist reflections on postcolonialism leave theory itself, perplexingly, at sea.
“A thorough, well-researched and well-written piece of scholarship. Though it covers a lot of ground, and deals with six notoriously complex and prolific thinkers, the overall project is impressively focused and coherent. . . This is clearly an accomplished piece of work, and it will be a valuable addition to the growing literature on the topic.”