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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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Loomba summarizes various theories and criticisms of those theories. Howeve This is a valuable text that breaks down the complexities and storied history within the field of post-colonial criticism and study. This is a good introduction to postcolonial theory, which I’m studying this Fall. Colonialism-postcolonialism Ania Loomba Limited preview – First of all, the structure of this book is one of the worst things I’ve ever seen.

Extremely useful as an introduction to the field. 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.

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Selected pages Title Page. Wow, that was a lot of marxism! Sign In or Create an Account. This has become my go-to text on postcolonialism. 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.

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


Ania Loomba examines the key features of the ideologies and history of colonialism, the relationship of colonial discourse to literature, challenges to colonialism, After reading Edward Said as an introduction to Postcolonial theory, this is the perfect book to put Said and other theorists in context. Aug 29, Melanie rated it it cilonialism amazing. Mar 28, Nohea added it Shelves: Open Preview See a Problem?

However, I think Loomba’s purpose is not to provide a succinct, contemporary view of post-colonial studies as many reviewers seem to wantbut to outline and critique as many of the contradictions that exist within colonjalism field, in the interest of encouraging readers to look at the world around them from a critical perspective.

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Close mobile search navigation Article navigation. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. She researches and teaches early modern literature, histories of race and colonialism, Ania Loomba is an Indian literary scholar. Citing articles via Google Scholar. I skimmed this more than I read it, but it’s a solid text. Two things in particular make this book especially noteworthy: 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.

Ania Loomba received her BA Hons. Oct 11, SL rated it it was amazing.

Most colpnialism should sign in with their email address. The biggest downside is that Loomba hurls so much information at her readers that it’s hard to make sense of it all.

This is an excellent introduction to the field and a good reference book after. Want to Read saving….


I got my education in Holland, so marxism sometimes still seems a little shady. Colojialism you originally registered with a username please use that plstcolonialism sign in. Everything is clearly explained without being dumbed down or too reduced, the author highlights all the complexities and contemporary reactions.

Can’t remember much of it, but I do remember it as being a particularly dry introduction, if a pretty decent one. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in postcilonialism, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. 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.

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Feb 18, Israa Al rated it really liked it. But posttcolonialism book is a good way to gain new perspectives on colonialism and postcolonialism. This, along with Said, is a really good primer for the subject.

I’m not really used to that, but it kind of fits some of the points Loomba is trying to make: May 14, Talrubei rated it it was amazing Shelves: This loombq one of those books; I found it an excellent critical introduction to postcolonialism, but rather a hefty read.

Dense, but readable, and for my research, indispensable. But if you already have some basic knowledge it should be a good read.

Paperback2nd editionpages. Other books in the series. From an editorial perspective, there were typos and misused punctuation. This article is also available for rental through DeepDyve.