Ania Loomba deftly introduces and examines:key features of the ideologies and academic disciplines and around the world, Colonialism/Postcolonialism has. This accessible introduction explores the historical dimensions and theoretical concepts associated with colonial and post-colonial studies. Ania Loomba. ties, and Colonialism/Postcolonialism remains a primer for the aca- demic and common Ania Loomba’s Colonialism/Postcolonialism is probably one of the.

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This has become my go-to text on postcolonialism. Nov 20, Katie added it. Selected pages Title Page. With new coverage of emerging debates around globalization, this second edition will continue to serve as the ideal guide for students new to colonial discourse postcolonixlism, postcolonial studies or postcolonial theory as well as a reference for advanced students and teachers.

I refer to it all the time.

A super-interesting introduction according to the booklet at least; to postcolonial studies You could not be signed in. Colonial and Postcolonial identities. And I hate my UNI for making me read shitty books like this one! Divided into only three chapters, Loomba offers an analysis of the history and development of colonialism, the establishment of colonial identities, and challenges to colonialism — including a conclusion that responds to recent historical developments roughly after the invasion of Iraq in For an introduction text, I wonder if there aren’t better ones out there.

Though much of the volume as somewhat dry and Byzantine it is a textbook, after allthe sections on feminism and postcolonialism and the conclusion–focusing on globalization, the new American imperialism, etc.

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Lieke rated it really liked it Feb 15, coloialism No trivia or quizzes yet. Situating Colonial and Postcolonial Studies. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Books by Ania Loomba. Everything is clearly explained without being dumbed down or too reduced, the author highlights all the complexities and contemporary reactions. This book was exhausting, albeit necessary. However, I think Loomba’s purpose is not to provide a succinct, contemporary view of post-colonial studies as many reviewers seem to wantbut to outline and critique as many of the contradictions that exist within the field, in the interest of encouraging readers to look at the world around them from a critical perspective.


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Dec 10, Zach VandeZande rated it really liked it. I skimmed this more than I read it, but it’s a solid text. This article is also available for rental through DeepDyve.

Dense, but readable, and for my research, indispensable. But this book is a good way to gain new perspectives on colonialism and postcolonialism. Oct 11, SL rated it it was amazing. The Goodreads’ scale falls apart when you encounter a book that you admire, but which you didn’t ‘like’ a great deal. I’m not saying there weren’t interesting things, but very few and far between.

Jan 09, Aleviuss rated it did not like it. From an editorial perspective, there were typos and misused punctuation.

Gender, Sexuality and Colonial Discourse, as well as Hybridity. Aug 23, Catherine rated it it was ok. Definitely a book to keep. User Review – Flag as inappropriate Helpful. Sep 07, missy jean rated it really liked it Shelves: She researches and teaches early modern literature, histories of race and colonialism, postcolonial studies, feminist theory, and contemporary Indian literature and culture.


Colonialism / Postcolonialism by Ania Loomba

I’m not really used to that, but it kind of fits some of the points Loomba is trying postoclonialism make: This is an academic book. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Close mobile search navigation Article navigation. E rated it really postcolojialism it May 10, Want to Read saving…. Not even mentioning the kilometric paragraphs. Ania Loomba examines the key features of the ideologies and history of colonialism, the relationship aniia colonial discourse to literature, challenges to colonialism, and recent developments in post-colonial theories and histories in the writings of contemporary theorists, including Edward Said, Abdul JanMohamed, Homi Bhabha, and Gayatri Spivak.

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Oct 15, Susanna rated it liked it. Any set of words could be analysed to reveal not just an individual but a historical consciousness at work.

Her research on the history of racism since the early modern postcilonialism includes work on England’s early contacts with India, the Moluccas and Turkey. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Jan 22, Will rated it really liked it Shelves: While the information presented in Loomba’s introduction to Colonialiam and Postcolonialism was interesting, I thought that the organization was really lacking for a postcoloniallsm academic work. Read parts of this book for a class.