Hardcover $95.00 ISBN: 9780745323435 Published April 2006 For sale in the USA and its dependencies only
Paperback $40.00 ISBN: 9780745323428 Published April 2006 For sale in the USA and its dependencies only

Beyond Boundaries: C.L.R. James

Theory and Practice

Edited by Christopher Gair

Beyond Boundaries: C.L.R. James

Edited by Christopher Gair

Distributed for Pluto Press

208 pages | 5.25 x 8.5
Hardcover $95.00 ISBN: 9780745323435 Published April 2006 For sale in the USA and its dependencies only
Paperback $40.00 ISBN: 9780745323428 Published April 2006 For sale in the USA and its dependencies only
This book brings together leading critics to explore the work of CLR James, the world-famous Carribean intellectual. It’s an exciting and innovative examination of the wide impact that CLR James has had on contemporary thought -- as a historian, novelist, cultural and political theorist and activist. The contributors reinvigorate James’s inspiring critical output, with particular reference to the impact he has had on cultural studies.

Invaluable for students of post-colonial studies, the book examines points where James crosses with other theorists, such as Lacan and Gramsci. Racial identity and cultural politics are key themes in his work, not to mention his unique writings on cricket. Contributors including Donald E Pease, Nicole King, Christopher Gair and Anthony Bogues illuminate the key themes in James’s writing, and put forward the idea that the breath of James’s thinking can be identified as the beginning of ’post-national’ studies.

Christopher Gair is a lecturer in the Department of American and Canadian Studies, University of Birmingham. He is the author of Complicity and Resistance in Jack London¹ s Novels (Edwin Mullen Press, 1997), of The American Counterculture (forthcoming, Edinburgh University Press, 2006), and of numerous essays on American literature and culture. He is the editor of the journal Symbiosis.

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