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The Resource Globalectics : theory and the politics of knowing, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o

Globalectics : theory and the politics of knowing, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o

Label
Globalectics : theory and the politics of knowing
Title
Globalectics
Title remainder
theory and the politics of knowing
Statement of responsibility
Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Ngugi wa Thiong'o summarizes and develops a cross-section of the issues he has grappled with in his work, which deploys a strategy of imagery, language, folklore, and character to "decolonize the mind." Ngugi confronts the politics of language in African writing; the problem of linguistic imperialism and literature's ability to resist it; the difficult balance between orality, or "orature," and writing, or "literature"; the tension between national and world literature; and the role of the literary curriculum in both reaffirming and undermining the dominance of the Western canon. Throughout, he engages a range of philosophers and theorists writing on power and postcolonial creativity, including Hegel, Marx, Levi-Strauss, and Aime Cesaire. Yet his explorations remain grounded in his own experiences with literature (and orature) and reworks the difficult dialectics of theory into richly evocative prose
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo
Index
index present
LC call number
PN441
LC item number
.N47 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The Wellek library lectures in critical theory
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Literature
  • Knowledge, Theory of
  • Literature and globalization
  • African literature
  • Postcolonialism in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • African literature
  • Knowledge, Theory of
  • Literature and globalization
  • Literature
  • Postcolonialism in literature
Label
Globalectics : theory and the politics of knowing, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 87-93) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Riches of poor theory -- The English master and the colonial bondsman -- The education of the colonial bondsman -- Globalectics imagination: the world in the postcolonial -- The oral native and the writing master: orature, orality, and cyborality
Control code
794488687
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 104 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231530750
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
LIBRARY COPY INCLUDES UNLIMITED USER PERPETUAL ACCESS TO EBOOK
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/cttgsztt
  • 6e5cc004-7eff-491d-85dc-0c2796b12192
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)794488687
Label
Globalectics : theory and the politics of knowing, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 87-93) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Riches of poor theory -- The English master and the colonial bondsman -- The education of the colonial bondsman -- Globalectics imagination: the world in the postcolonial -- The oral native and the writing master: orature, orality, and cyborality
Control code
794488687
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 104 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231530750
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
LIBRARY COPY INCLUDES UNLIMITED USER PERPETUAL ACCESS TO EBOOK
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/cttgsztt
  • 6e5cc004-7eff-491d-85dc-0c2796b12192
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)794488687

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