Reflection on Part 1, The Postcolonial Studies Reader, Bill Ashcroft

October 1, 2007

The introduction to the topic of postcolonial studies shed light on the layers of complexity that are at the foundation of the topic. I appreciated the writers’ process of offering an initial disclaimer that simple conclusions are not arrived at when defining and discussing the topic, thus avoiding an imperialistic/universalistic mentality in their approach, which is reflective of the heart of postcolonial studies.

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One Response to “Reflection on Part 1, The Postcolonial Studies Reader, Bill Ashcroft”

  1. wess Says:

    good response. Almost “Yoderian” sounding — “that simple conclusions are not arrived at when defining and discussing the topic, thus avoiding an imperialistic/universalistic mentality in their approach.” Yoder would call this methodologism, which he is against.

    I didn’t realize you’re one of the students with ashcroft, that’s good. I’ll be asking you what you think of it.


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