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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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 aft The Goodreads’ scale falls apart when you encounter a book that you admire, but which you didn’t ‘like’ a great deal.

The second is its contemporary relevance, as this edition has been updated to engage with political and social events over the last decade. 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.

I skimmed this more than I read it, but it’s a solid text. Contents Situating Colonial and Postcolonial Studies. One of the best introductions I’ve read. Obviously because this is such a complicated field, this text is DENSE and seemingly unorganized as a result. Loomba does a good job of presenting as many different viewpoints as possible to track the evolution of the field, while also illustrating that many ideas are not ‘one size fits all’ solutions to fighting against colonial and neo-colonial oppression.

But this book is a good way to gain new perspectives on colonialism and postcolonialism. 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. Want to Read saving….

New Essays on Romanticism Across the Disciplines. Ania Loomba is an Indian literary scholar. Wow, that was a lot of marxism! Colonial and Postcolonial identities.

Books by Ania Loomba. From an editorial perspective, there were typos and misused punctuation. References to this book Participation: Close mobile search navigation Article navigation.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Loomba summarizes various theories and criticisms of those theories. Loomba also looks at postcklonialism sexuality is insinuated in the texts of colonialism, and how contemporary feminist ideas and concepts intersect with those of post-colonialist thought.

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This is one of those books; I found it an excellent critical introduction to postcolonialism, but rather a hefty read. Not even mentioning the kilometric paragraphs. Refresh and try again. Howeve This is a valuable text that breaks down the complexities and storied history within the field of post-colonial criticism and study. She researches and teaches early modern literature, histories of race and colonialism, postcolonial studies, feminist theory, and contemporary Indian literature and culture.

It’s a good summary of the field and is up to date I read the 3rd edition, published inso mileage may vary. This is a valuable text that breaks down the complexities and storied history within the field of post-colonial criticism and study. Ania Loomba examines the key features of the ideologies and history of colonialism, the relationship of colonial discourse to literature, challenges to colonialism, 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 theory, postcolonial studies or postcolonial theory as well as a reference for advanced students and teachers.

Read parts of this book for a class. Content-wise, Loomba presented a lot of ideas that had no follow-through and I also felt like she brought some excellent, easy to understand ideas for someone new to Postcolonial studies – if only she had pursued them.

I’m in my third year of Literary Studies and I thought it was sometimes pretty though. Selected pages Title Page. Gender, Sexuality and Colonial Discourse, as well as Hybridity. Paperback2nd editionpages.

Not only does it have only three chapters, but the author often jumped from one subject to another, and I honestly lost the plot over and over again. Colonialism-postcolonialism Ania Loomba Limited preview – 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 postolonialism contemporary theorists, including Edward Said, Abdul JanMohamed, Homi Bhabha, and Gayatri Spivak.

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This book was exhausting, albeit necessary. I’m not really used to that, but it colpnialism of fits some of the points Loomba is trying to make: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Can’t remember much of it, but I do remember it as being a particularly dry introduction, if postcolonialims pretty decent one.

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