ISSN (printed): 1368-8790. ISSN (electronic): 1466-1888.
Postcolonial Studies is the journal of the Institute of Postcolonial studies, Melbourne. Postcolonial Studies is the first journal specifically aimed at publishing work which explores the various facets - textual, figural, spatial, historical, political and economic - of the colonial encounter, and the ways in which this encounter shaped the West and non-West alike. A growing academic literature, recognises that the colonial encounter was a seminal event in the history of both the West and the non-Western world, shaping culture and literature, politics and history. From being the provenance of the 'area studies' scholar, it has become the site of numerous investigations from many disciplines, as well as a theoretical perspective from which to view a variety of concerns. 'Postcolonialism' is the name which such investigations have acquired, and Postcolonial Studies provides a forum for them. Postcolonial Studies does not confine its attentions to any single place, region or discipline. It publishes original and challenging contributions from all over the world, informed by a variety of theoretical perspectives, including postmodernism, marxism, feminism and queer theory. Its aim is to generate a productive dialogue and exchange between theorists and writers in disparate locations.
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