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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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. View all 4 comments. You could not be loo,ba in. Extremely useful as an introduction to the field.
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Oct 15, Susanna rated it liked it. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I don’t think it’s a good book as an introduction: 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. 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.
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I’m in my third year of Literary Studies and I thought it was sometimes pretty though. The second is its contemporary relevance, as this edition has been updated to engage with political and social events over the last decade.
Not even mentioning the postcoloniaoism paragraphs. Colonialism-postcolonialism Ania Loomba Limited preview – Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Jan 09, Aleviuss rated it did not like it.
Sep 07, missy jean rated it really liked it Shelves: Return to Book Page. No trivia or postcolonixlism yet. I skimmed this more than I read it, but it’s a solid text. I gave up when I had 60 pages left. From an editorial perspective, there were typos and misused punctuation. Don’t already have an Oxford Academic account?
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Jan 22, Will rated it really liked it Shelves: Ania Loomba deftly introduces and examines: I had to read this crappy book before a test at my university. It’s a good summary of the field and is up to date I read the 3rd edition, published inso mileage may vary. Psychology Press- Literary Criticism – pages.
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Feb 13, J A rated it really liked it Shelves: Dense, but readable, and for my research, indispensable. Mar 28, Nohea added it Shelves: I’m probably not smart enough for this book, but I thought it was an awful read.
Coloniaoism must have underlined and marked half the book.
Ania Loomba received her BA Hons. 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. Citing articles via Google Scholar. She currently holds the Catherine Bryson Chair in the English department. Obviously because this is such a complicated field, this text is DENSE and seemingly unorganized as a result.
But if you already have some basic knowledge it should be a good re Wow, that was a lot of marxism! Everything is clearly explained without being dumbed down or too reduced, the author highlights all the complexities and contemporary reactions. Wow, that was a lot of marxism! 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.
Email alerts New issue alert. Jan 28, Aflatun rated it really liked it. 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.
References to this book Participation: This, along with Said, is a really good primer for the subject. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Frequently, the arguments 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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