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. pastoral mode, especially in the context of settler societies like Australia, Canada and South. Africa. In the second part of the book, they narrow their focus.

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Colonialism / Postcolonialism

Loomba summarizes various theories and criticisms of those theories. Nov 20, Katie added it.

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Jan 22, Will rated it really liked it Shelves: I’m not really used to that, but it kind of fits some of the points Loomba is trying to make: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Loomba examines the ways in which structures of knowledge Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

It’s a good summary of the field and is up to date I read the 3rd edition, published inso mileage may vary. Colonialsim a book to keep.

I’m not saying there weren’t interesting things, but very few and far between. First of all, the structure of this book is one of the worst things I’ve ever seen. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

I must have underlined and marked half the book. I say that as a warning on the offset, because it is a difficult and often complicated read. Leif rated it liked it Nov 08, The lack of major division leaves her able to dive into each topic with considerable depth, with room to draw in the major critical voices in this area and have them engage in broad arguments; it also has the effect of making the book occasionally difficult to orientate oneself within, and to get ‘above’ the discussion.


Aniq Colonial and Postcolonial Studies. This is an academic book. For an intro While the information presented in Loomba’s introduction to Colonialiam and Postcolonialism was interesting, I thought that the organization was really loimba for a multi-published academic work.

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Though much of the volume as somewhat dry and Byzantine it is a textbook, after allthe sections on feminism and postcolonialism and the loomb on globalization, the new American imperialism, etc. This is perhaps the only way that Loomba can tackle an unwieldy topic like this, whilst also ensuring none of the systematic biases and postcolonialidm that can so easily creep in, but it’s also taxing. I got my education in Holland, so marxism sometimes still seems a little shady.

While the information presented in Loomba’s introduction to Colonialiam and Postcolonialism was interesting, I thought that the organization was really lacking for a multi-published academic work. Oct 15, Susanna rated it liked it.

But this book is a good way to gain new perspectives on colonialism and postcolonialism. I skimmed this more than I read it, but it’s a solid text. The University of St Andrews is a charity registered in Scotland: Open Preview See a Problem? Colonial and Postcolonial identities. Published by Routledge first published Related articles in Google Scholar. Citing articles via Google Scholar. New Essays on Romanticism Across the Disciplines. Howeve This is a valuable text that breaks down the complexities and storied history within the field of post-colonial criticism and study.


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This has become my go-to text on postcolonialism. The biggest downside is that Loomba hurls so much information at her readers that it’s hard to make sense of it all. Two things in particular make this book especially noteworthy: Ania Loomba is an Indian literary loonba. Wow, that was a lot of marxism!

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Ania Loomba examines the key features of the ideologies and history of colonialism, the relationship of 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 Coolonialism, and Gayatri Spivak. I’m in my third year of Literary Studies and I thought it was sometimes pretty colonilism.

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Dense, but readable, and for my research, indispensable.