Newsletter   Secure Checkout   Shopping Cart (0 Items)  
Search:    Welcome Guest! Save up to 30-40% on most items with our awesome everyday discounts!

Deconstruction, Imperialism and the West Indian Novel [Paperback]

By Glyne A. Griffith (Author)
Our Price $ 10.50  
Retail Value $ 15.00  
You Save $ 4.50  (30%)  
Item Number 169982  
Buy New $10.50
Out Of Stock!
Currently Out Of Stock
Currently unavailable...

Item description for Deconstruction, Imperialism and the West Indian Novel by Glyne A. Griffith...

This book provides an analysis of the West Indian novel in the context post- structuralism. The author sets up a dialogue between West Indian intellectual practice as exemplified by thinkers such as George Lamming, C. L. R. James, and E. Kamau Brathwaite, and the discussions privileged by Foucault and Derrida as they examine what might be called the will to identity. The work demonstrates that many West Indian novels implicitly prefigured deconstructive practice as elucidated by Jacques Derrida. In addition, it observes that the powerful hegemony of imperialism, as ubiquitous in the Caribbean as the tropical sunshine, needs to be included in any aesthetic equation which focuses on the West Indian novel. As such, Michel Foucault's critique of power and epistemic violence is interwoven with Derrida's analyses of a metaphysics of exclusion. Eschewing a chronological approach, the work concludes with textual analyses which provide the reader with insight into theory as well as practice.

Promise Angels is dedicated to bringing you great books at great prices. Whether you read for entertainment, to learn, or for literacy - you will find what you want at!

Item Specifications...

Studio: University Press of the West Indies
Pages   171
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.9" Width: 5.9" Height: 0.4"
Weight:   0.55 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Publisher   University Press of the West Indies
ISBN  9766400121  
ISBN13  9789766400125  

Availability  0 units.

More About Glyne A. Griffith

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Are You The Artisan or Author behind this product?
Improve our customers experience by registering for an Artisan Biography Center Homepage.

Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > History
2Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > Classics
3Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > General > Classics
4Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > General > Literary
5Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > General
6Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > History & Criticism > Criticism & Theory > Deconstructionism
7Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > World Literature > United States > History & Criticism > Literary Theory

Reviews - What do customers think about Deconstruction, Imperialism and the West Indian Novel?

A thoughtful book from a great teacher  May 19, 2000
I had the great pleasure of taking Prof. Griffith's seminar in Colonial literature during graduate school at Bucknell, and this book was part of the required reading. It is a highly insightful and theoretical look at the literature of colonialism and its impact on the colonized 'other.' Highly recommended!

Write your own review about Deconstruction, Imperialism and the West Indian Novel

Ask A Question or Provide Feedback regarding Deconstruction, Imperialism and the West Indian Novel

Item Feedback and Product Questions
For immediate assistance call 888.395.0572 during the hours of 10am thru 8pm EST Monday thru Friday and a customer care representative will be happy to help you!

Help us continuously improve our service by reporting your feedback or questions below:

I have a question regarding this product
The information above is incorrect or conflicting
The page has misspellings or incorrect grammar
The page did not load correctly in my browser or created an error.

Email Address:
Anti Spam Question. To combat spammers we require that you answer a simple question.
What color is the sky?
Leave This Blank :
Do Not Change This Text :

Add This Product Widget To Your Website

Looking to add this information to your own website? Then use our Product Widget to allow you to display product information in a frame that is 120 pixels wide by 240 pixels high.

    Copy and paste the following HTML into your website and enjoy!

Order toll-free weekdays 10am thru 10pm EST by phone: 1-888-395-0572 (Lines are closed on holidays & weekends.)
Customer Service | My Account | Track My Orders | Return Policy | Request Free Catalog | Email Newsletter

Gift Certificates
RSS Feeds
About Us
Contact Us
Terms Of Use
Privacy Policy