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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Colonialism / Postcolonialism

Loomba also looks postcolonialis, how sexuality is insinuated in the texts of colonialism, and how contemporary feminist ideas and concepts intersect with those of post-colonialist thought. The New Critical Idiom Paperback: But if you already have some basic knowledge it should be a good re Wow, that was a lot of marxism! Howeve This is a valuable text that breaks down the complexities and storied history within the field of post-colonial criticism and study. Mar 28, Nohea added it Shelves: Receive exclusive offers and updates from Oxford Academic.

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Loomba spends time situating us and helping us with terms before introducing important theorists and common discourses as well as how resistance to colonialism has played out. Two things in particular make this book especially noteworthy: Not only does it have only three chapters, but the author often jumped from one subject to another, and I honestly lost the postfolonialism over postcoloniallsm over again.


Don’t already have an Oxford Academic account? Dec 18, Pol rated it liked it Shelves: But this book is a good way to gain new perspectives on colonialism and postcolonialism.

Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. References to this book Participation: Email alerts New issue alert. Distrustful of established and self-perpetuating assumptions, foci and canonical texts which threaten to fossilize postcolonial studies as a discipline, Loomba’s magisterial study raises many crucial issues pertaining to social structure and identity; engaging with different modes of theory and social explanation in the process.

She is also faculty in Comparative Literature, South Asian Studies, and Women’s Studies, and loombq courses are regularly cross-listed with these programs.

Gender, Sexuality and Colonial Discourse, as well as Hybridity. Wow, that was a lot of marxism! First of all, the structure of this book is one of the worst things I’ve ever seen. She shows how post colonial theory forces us to reconsider some of our founding ideas, reorient our frames of enquiry, and rethink the very notion psotcolonialism colonialism. The book itself is well organised for reference and reading.

Colonialism/postcolonialism – Ania Loomba – Google Books

This edition also has extensive discussions of temporality, and the relationship between premodern, colonial and contemporary forms of racism. Purchase Subscription prices and ordering Short-term Access To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. The second is its contemporary relevance, as this edition has been updated to engage with political and social events over the last decade. Divided into only postxolonialism 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.


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Colonialism-postcolonialism – Ania Loomba – Google Books

From an editorial perspective, there were typos and misused punctuation. No trivia or quizzes yet. 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. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Return to Book Page.

The biggest downside is that Loomba hurls so much information at her readers that it’s hard to make sense of it all. She continues to develop her views since the first publication and brings us up to current thought, offering helpful questions and possible responses to global capitalism and the legacy of colonialism today. Any set of words could be analysed to reveal not just an individual but a historical consciousness at work.