Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 449 g
Dimensions: 235 x 157 x 21 mm
It is now perhaps a commonplace to remark that the 'postcolonial turn' in arts and humanities research has had major impact on what is read and how we read. There is need however, to consider the more complex process of assessment, reassessment and reconfiguration that such an observation conceals....Pat Little's welcome edition of Simone Weil's fragmented writings on colonialism represents an invaluable-and for many perhaps unexpected-addition to these studies in colonial thought and culture....The volume includes a clear and full introduction, the critical apparatus (prefatory notes to each of the individual texts, and full endnotes) is exemplary, and four valuable appendices include excerpts from those texts by Roubard, Londres, Challaye and Dermenghem that seem to have had a major impact on Weil's thought. Simone Weil on Colonialism offers essential source material. It will allow an audience within and beyond French studies to explore the issues that emerge from Weil's engagement with the French empire. -- Charles Forsdick, Univeristy of Liverpool * International Journal Of Francophone Studies *
This excellent collection shows the breadth of Simone Weil's anticolonial writings. . . . Appendixes, chronologies, and a select bibliography enhance a collection that contributes to understanding elements of French anticolonialism in the 1930s. Highly recommended. * CHOICE *
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