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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Sign in via your Institution Sign in. Sign In or Create an Account. Review Praise for the Second Edition: I would have liked to postcolnialism more analysis on the psychological perspective especially Fanon brings to the discussion.

This is a good introduction to postcolonial theory, which I’m studying this Fall. Feb 18, Israa Al rated it really liked it.

Colonialism / Postcolonialism by Ania Loomba

Purchase Subscription prices and ordering Short-term Access To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. This is an excellent introduction to the field and a good reference book after. Her research on postcoloniakism history of racism since the early modern era includes work on England’s early contacts with India, the Moluccas and Turkey.

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Colonialism / Postcolonialism

A super-interesting introduction according to the booklet at least; to postcolonial studies Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. This book was exhausting, albeit necessary. Extremely useful as an introduction to the field. This edition also has extensive discussions of temporality, and the relationship between premodern, colonial and contemporary forms of racism.


Selected pages Title Page. Ania Loomba examines the key features of the ideologies and history of colonialism, the relationship of colonial discourse to literature, challenges to colonialism, The Wretched of the Earth.

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Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Explore the Home Gift Guide. So according to GR’s rati I’m probably not smart enough for this book, but I thought it was an awful read.

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. She researches and teaches early modern literature, histories of race and colonialism, Ania Loomba is an Indian literary scholar. It’s exactly the sort of book teachers want their students to read.

From an editorial perspective, there were typos and misused punctuation. Situating Poxtcolonialism and Postcolonial Studies. The book itself is well organised for anla and reading. Loomba also discusses how ongoing struggles such as those of indigenous peoples, and the enclosure of the commons in different parts of the world shed light on the long histories of colonialism. Gender, Sexuality and Colonial Discourse, as well as Hybridity.

Mar 28, Nohea added it Shelves: Situated comparatively across disciplines and cultural contexts, this book is essential reading for anyone with an interest in postcolonial studies.


Loomba also looks at how sexuality is insinuated in the texts of colonialism, and how contemporary feminist ideas and concepts intersect with those of postcoolonialism thought. English Choose a language for shopping. The second is its contemporary relevance, as this edition has been updated to engage with political and social events over the last decade.

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You do not currently have access to this article. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. View all 4 comments. This book was exhausting, albeit necessary. Everything is clearly explained without being dumbed down or too reduced, the author highlights all the complexities opstcolonialism contemporary reactions.

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. Feb 13, J A rated it really liked it Shelves: Loomba examines the ways in which structures of knowledge New Critical Idiom 1 – 10 of 18 books. A must-read for everyone.