New PDF release: Book History Through Postcolonial Eyes: Rewriting the Script

By Robert Fraser

ISBN-10: 041540293X

ISBN-13: 9780415402934

ISBN-10: 0415402948

ISBN-13: 9780415402941

This fantastic learn attracts jointly the disparate fields of postcolonial idea and ebook historical past in a difficult and illuminating way.

Robert Fraser proposes that we now glance past the normal equipment of the Anglo-European bibliographic paradigm, and discover ways to savour as an alternative the variety of shapes that verbal expression has assumed throughout assorted societies. this modification of angle will inspire scholars and researchers to question developmentally conceived versions of conversation, and flow as an alternative to a re-formulation of simply what's intended by way of a e-book, an writer, a text.

Fraser illustrates his mixed method with comparative case stories of print, script and speech cultures in South Asia and Africa, prior to panning out to envision conflicts and paradoxes bobbing up in parallel contexts. The re-orientation of technique and the freshness of view provided through this quantity will foster figuring out and inventive collaboration among students of other outlooks, whereas providing a thorough critique to these pointed out in its concluding part as purveyors of worldwide literary power.

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