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Nationality Between Poststructuralism and Postcolonial Theory

A New Cosmopolitanism

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About this book


Nationality Between Poststructuralism and Postcolonial Theory: A New Cosmopolitanism examines and interrogates recent work on nationality in literal, critical and cultural theory. Focusing on the work of Derrida, Deleuze and Guattari, Kristeva, Spivak, and Bhabha, it explores how, for these theorists, the concepts of community, the new International, nomadism, deterritorialization, cosmopolitanism, hospitality, the native informant, hybridity and postcolonial agency can provoke a different understanding of national identity.


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About the authors

PHILIP LEONARD is a Lecturer in English at Nottingham Trent University, UK, where he teaches critical theory and twentieth century literature. He is the editor of Trajectories of Mysticism in Theory and Literature (Macmillan, 2000).

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'Leonard comprehensively and persuasively once and for all brings back to attention the political force of poststructuralism both before and beyond as well as within post-colonial studies.' - Professor Peter Childs, University of Gloucestershire, UK