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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So according to GR’s rati I’m cklonialism not smart enough for this book, but I thought it was an awful read. My library Help Advanced Book Search. I’m probably not smart enough for this book, but I thought it was an awful read.

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A super-interesting introduction according to the booklet at least; to postcolonial studies I must have underlined and marked half the book.

I don’t think it’s a good book as an introduction: If you originally registered with a username please use that to sign in. This accessible introduction explores the historical dimensions and theoretical concepts associated with colonial and post-colonial studies.

Want to Read saving…. Ania Loomba deftly introduces and examines: No trivia or quizzes yet. Psychology Press- Literary Criticism – pages. It’s a good summary of the field and is up to date I read the 3rd edition, published inso mileage may vary. 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.


After reading Edward Said as an introduction to Postcolonial theory, this is the perfect book to put Said and other theorists in context.

One of the best introductions I’ve read. This is perhaps the only way that Loomba can tackle an unwieldy topic like this, whilst also ensuring none of the systematic biases and prejudices that can so easily creep in, but it’s also taxing. Recommend to all “intellectuals” of my country. Ania Loomba examines the key features of the ideologies and history of colonialism, the relationship of colonial discourse to literature, challenges to colonialism, Loomba also looks at how sexuality is insinuated in the texts of colonialism, and how contemporary feminist ideas and concepts intersect with those of post-colonialist thought.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Definitely a book to keep.

Colonialism/postcolonialism – Ania Loomba – Google Books

Frequently, the arguments turn around on each other, so that a discussion about something is critiqued, which is itself the subject of criticism and then new insights are brought in etc. Dec 18, Pol rated it 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.

Obviously because this is such a complicated field, this text is DENSE and seemingly unorganized as a result. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.


Howeve This is a valuable text that breaks down the complexities and storied history within the field of post-colonial criticism and study.

I skimmed this more than I read it, but it’s a solid text. Ania Loomba is an Indian literary scholar.

Colonialism / Postcolonialism

This cokonialism a good introduction to postcolonial theory, which I’m studying this Fall. 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.

Other books in the series. I say that as a warning on the offset, because it is a difficult and often complicated read. I got my education in Holland, so marxism sometimes still seems a little shady.

You do not currently have access to this article. To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. She is also faculty in Comparative Literature, South Asian Studies, and Women’s Studies, and her courses are regularly cross-listed with these programs.

Contents Situating Colonial and Postcolonial Studies. You could not be signed in.

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