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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Obviously because this is such a complicated field, this text is DENSE and seemingly unorganized as a result.

Read parts of this book for a class. 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: But this book is a good way to gain new perspectives on anja and 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.

Selected pages Title Page. This is an academic book. Feb 18, Israa Al rated it really postcolnoialism it. With new coverage of emerging debates around globalization, this second edition will continue to colknialism 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.


I’m probably not smart enough for this book, but I thought it was an awful read.

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This is a good introduction to postcolonial theory, which I’m studying this Fall. Gender, Sexuality and Colonial Discourse, as well as Hybridity.

I gave up when I had 60 pages left. That’s all I have to say. Howeve This is a valuable text that breaks down the complexities and storied history within the field of post-colonial criticism and study. I say that as a warning on the offset, because it is a difficult and often complicated read. This is a valuable text that breaks down the complexities cooonialism storied history within the field of post-colonial criticism and coloniailsm.

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User Review – Flag as inappropriate Helpful. Close mobile search navigation Article navigation. 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.

And I hate my UNI for making me read shitty books like this one! For an intro While the information presented in Loomba’s introduction to Colonialiam and Postcolonialism was interesting, I thought that the coloniialism was really lacking for a multi-published academic work.

Want to Read saving…. This is an excellent introduction to the field and a good reference book after. This article is also available for rental through DeepDyve.

Jan 09, Aleviuss rated it did not like it. It’s a good summary of the field and is up to date I read the 3rd edition, published inso mileage may vary.


L oomba, A nia. Paperback2nd editionpages. She is also faculty in Comparative Literature, South Asian Studies, and Women’s Studies, and her courses are regularly cross-listed with these programs.

Related articles in Google Scholar. Dec 10, Zach VandeZande rated it really liked it. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Nov 20, Katie added it. Ania Loomba examines the key features of the ideologies and history of colonialism, the relationship of colonial discourse to literature, challenges to colonialism, Aug 29, Melanie rated it it was amazing.


I’m not saying there weren’t interesting things, but very few and far between. The Goodreads’ scale falls apart when you encounter a book that you admire, but which you didn’t ‘like’ a great deal. After reading Edward Said colobialism an introduction to Postcolonial theory, this is the perfect book to put Said and other theorists in context.

But if you already have some basic knowledge it should be a good re Wow, that was a lot of marxism! But if you already have some basic knowledge it should be a good read.

Extremely useful as an introduction to the field.