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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She researches and teaches colonialiwm modern literature, histories of race and colonialism, postcolonial studies, feminist theory, and contemporary Indian literature and culture. This has become my go-to text on postcolonialism.

Selected pages Title Page. I’m probably not smart enough for this book, but I thought it was an awful read. Definitely a book to keep. Frequently, the postcoloniakism 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.

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Two things in particular make this book especially noteworthy: Related articles in Google Scholar. Read parts of this book for a class.

Colonial and Postcolonial identities. First of all, the structure of this book is one of the worst things I’ve ever seen. Don’t have an account? Leif rated it liked it Nov 08, One of the best introductions I’ve read.

The biggest downside is that Loomba hurls so much information at her readers that it’s hard to make sense of it all. 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.

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


But this book is a good way to gain new perspectives on colonialism and postcolonialism. Dec 10, Zach VandeZande rated it really liked it. 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. Don’t already have an Oxford Academic account? Ania Loomba is an Indian literary scholar.

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. For an intro 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.

Ania Loomba received her BA Hons. 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 Bhabha, and Gayatri Spivak. Nov 20, Katie added it. Jan 22, Will rated it really liked it Shelves: Ania Loomba deftly introduces and examines: This book was exhausting, albeit necessary.

Colonialism-postcolonialism Ania Loomba Limited preview – You could not be signed in. 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.

Loomba summarizes various theories and criticisms of those theories. She is also faculty in Comparative Literature, South Asian Studies, and Women’s Studies, and her courses are regularly cross-listed with these programs.

The Goodreads’ scale falls apart when you encounter a book that you admire, but which you didn’t ‘like’ a great deal. Aug 29, Melanie rated it it was amazing. I say that as a warning on the offset, because it is a difficult and often complicated read.

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This is one of those books; I found it an excellent critical introduction to postcolonialism, but rather a hefty read. Any set of words could be analysed to reveal not just an individual but a historical consciousness at work. I gave up when I had 60 pages left. This article is also available for rental through DeepDyve. Oct 15, Susanna rated it liked it. Want to Read saving….

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. So according to GR’s rating system, this gets lomoba star from me for I did not like it. Can’t remember much of it, but I do remember it as being a particularly dry introduction, if a pretty decent one.

The University of St Andrews is a charity registered in Scotland: 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. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford.

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Her research on the history of racism since the early modern era includes work on England’s early contacts with India, the Moluccas and Turkey. Jan 28, Aflatun rated it really liked it.

This is a good introduction to postcolonial theory, which I’m postcolonialiem this Fall. For an introduction text, I wonder if there aren’t better ones out there. Close mobile search navigation Article navigation.