Name four types of sociological approaches to literature and explain how they are useful. (+examples) This is for my oral test in February. I've already chosen feminist criticism and marxist criticism...

Name four types of sociological approaches to literature and explain how they are useful. (+examples)

This is for my oral test in February. I've already chosen feminist criticism and marxist criticism since they're fairly easy, but I still need two more approaches and give examples of books which can I interpret with those approaches.

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Postcolonial literature would be a topical choice since many countries are still feeling the effects of postcolonial problems. Postcolonial literature aims at presenting the perspective of countries which had once been colonized since the majority of perspective (in the West) has been formulated by the colonizers. The aim is to uncover racist and typically Eurocentric views of these countries. Good authorial sources of postcolonial theory: Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Homi Bhabha and Edward Said. Good novels to choose from: Things Fall Apart, Wide Sargasso Sea, Passage to...

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