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

Divided into only three 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 after the invasion of Iraq in This book was exhausting, albeit necessary. One of the best introductions I’ve coloniialism.

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.

Ania Loomba received her BA Hons. Two things in particular make this book especially noteworthy: 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.


Howeve This is a valuable text that breaks down the complexities and storied history within the field of post-colonial criticism and study. Obviously because this is such a complicated field, this text is DENSE and seemingly unorganized as a result.

Colonialism-postcolonialism Ania Loomba Limited preview – You could not be signed in. Frequently, the arguments turn around on each other, so that a discussion about posgcolonialism is critiqued, which is itself the subject of criticism and then new insights are brought in etc.

Most users should sign in with their email address. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. Poscolonialism super-interesting introduction according to the booklet at least; to postcolonial studies Situating Colonial and Postcolonial Studies.

May 14, Talrubei rated it it was amazing Shelves: Read parts of this book for a class.

E rated it really liked it May 10, Everything is clearly explained without being dumbed down or too reduced, the author highlights all the complexities and contemporary reactions.


Ania Loomba is an Indian literary scholar. So according to GR’s rating system, this gets 1 star from me for I did not like it. But this book is a good way to gain new perspectives on colonialism and postcolonialism.

coloniakism Mar 28, Nohea added it Shelves: Want to Read saving…. This accessible introduction explores the historical dimensions and theoretical concepts associated with colonial and post-colonial studies. Oct 11, SL rated it it was amazing.

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This is one of those books; I found it an excellent critical introduction to postcolonialism, but rather a hefty read. Lieke rated it really liked it Feb 15, postcoloniakism Paperback2nd editionpages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. This has become my go-to text on postcolonialism.