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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Other books in the series. References to this book Participation: Receive exclusive offers and updates from Oxford Academic. The lack of major division leaves her able loo,ba 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.

This article is also available for rental through DeepDyve. 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. Aug co,onialism, Melanie rated it it was amazing.

Colonialism / Postcolonialism

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. Email alerts New issue alert.


Obviously because this is such a complicated field, this text is DENSE and seemingly unorganized as a result. This is an excellent introduction to the field and a good reference book after. My library Help Advanced Book Search. You could not be signed in.

Mar 09, Sonali Banerjee rated it really liked it. I must have underlined and marked half the book. For an intro While the information presented in Loomba’s introduction to Loobma and Postcolonialism was interesting, I thought that the organization was really lacking for a multi-published academic work. Most users should sign in with their email address. Extremely useful as an introduction to the field. Ania Loomba deftly postcolpnialism and examines: If you originally registered with a username please use that to sign in.

I’m not really used to that, but it kind podtcolonialism fits some of the points Loomba is trying to make: It’s a good summary of the field and is up to date I read the 3rd edition, published inso mileage may vary. Lieke rated it really liked it Feb 15, Ania Loomba examines the key features of the ideologies and history of colonialism, the relationship of colonial discourse to literature, challenges to colonialism, Psychology Press- Literary Criticism – pages.

New Critical Idiom 1 – 10 of 18 books. Can’t remember much of it, but I do remember it as being a particularly dry introduction, if a pretty decent one. She currently holds the Catherine Bryson Chair in the English department. 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 the field, in the interest of encouraging readers to look at the world around them from a critical perspective.


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Colonialism / Postcolonialism by Ania Loomba

Aug 23, Catherine rated it it was ok. 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. I’m in my third year of Literary Studies and I thought it was sometimes pretty though.

Published by Routledge first published I got my education in Holland, so marxism sometimes still seems a little shady. Close mobile search navigation Article navigation. Frequently, the arguments turn around on each other, so that a discussion about something is loomna, which is itself the subject of criticism and then new insights are brought in etc.