Hybridity: Limits, Transformations, Prospects (SUNY series, by Anjali Prabhu

By Anjali Prabhu

Critical reevaluation of the concept that of hybridity inside postcolonial studies.

This serious engagement with probably the most favorite modern theorists of postcolonial stories reevaluates fresh theories of hybridity and corporation. demanding the declare that hybridity offers a website of resistance to hegemonic and homogenizing forces in an more and more globalized international, Anjali Prabhu pursues the ways that hybridity performs out within the Creole, postcolonial societies of Mauritius and los angeles Réunion, small islands within the Indian Ocean, and provides an creation to the literature and tradition of this lesser-known zone of Francophonie. She additionally reconsiders significant theorists from the Francophone context, Edouard Glissant and Frantz Fanon, via a provocatively Marxian framing that finds those writers shared extra in universal approximately employer and society than has formerly been recognized.

“This outstanding contribution to debates concerning the family members among hybridity and society in postcolonial stories will make a dramatic impression at the box. Nowhere have the notions of hybridity and diaspora been mentioned so completely. it will likely be very worthy as either a efficient theoretical source and an tool for instructing and will be of curiosity to students and scholars in literary reports, anthropology, heritage, and social theory.” — Ato Quayson, writer of Calibrations: interpreting for the Social

“While the sector of postcolonial reviews is under no circumstances new, and ranging readings and interpretations of its middle strategies of hybridity and métissage were extra to the literature through the years, few have performed so in such size, breadth, and intensity, problematizing competing units of present ways to serious conception and drawing at the ensuing conclusions to level new readings of fiction and feedback from a number of geographical destinations. The quality of the writing and the research make this booklet a welcome and helpful addition to the canon of postcolonial criticism.” — Adlai Murdoch, college of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Anjali Prabhu is affiliate Professor of French and Francophone reviews at Wellesley College.

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