Postcolonial theory is one of the key issues of scholarly debates worldwide; debates, so the author argues, which are rather sterile and characterized by a repetitive reworking of old hackneyed issues, focussing on cultural questions of language and identity in particular. She explores the divergent responses to the debates on globalization.
Margaret A. Majumdar is Visiting Professor at the University of Portsmouth and Honorary Secretary of the Association for the Study of Modern & Contemporary France. Her books include Francophone Studies: The Essential Glossary (Arnold 2003), Algeria into the New Millennium, co-edited with Mohammed Saad (Intellect 2003 - forthcoming), Althusser and the End of Leninism? (Pluto 1995).