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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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 anis 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.
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. Ania Loomba deftly introduces and examines: My library Help Advanced Book Search. Colonial and Postcolonial identities. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. And I hate my UNI for making me read shitty books like this one!
Nevetheless, I feel after having read postcolonixlism a much greater understanding of the topic, which is perhaps the only criterion by which an Introduction text can be judged.
From an editorial perspective, there were typos and misused punctuation. But if you already have some basic knowledge it should be a good read. The second is its contemporary relevance, as this edition has been updated to engage with political and social events over the last decade.
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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. Loomba examines the ways in which structures of knowledge 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.
Paperback2nd editionpages. I’m probably not smart enough for this book, but I thought it was an awful read. 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.
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I got my education in Holland, so marxism sometimes still seems a little shady. Psychology Press- Literary Criticism – pages. You do not currently have access to this article. Extremely useful as an introduction to the field.
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Feb 13, J Colonislism rated it really liked it Shelves: She is also faculty in Comparative Literature, South Asian Studies, and Women’s Studies, and her courses are regularly cross-listed with these programs. Dense, but readable, and for my research, indispensable. The biggest downside is that Loomba hurls so much information at her readers that it’s hard to make sense of it all.
I had to read this crappy book before a test at my university. Dec 18, Pol rated it liked it Shelves: You could not be signed in.
Sign In Forgot password? After reading Edward Said as an introduction to Postcolonial theory, this is the perfect book to put Said and other theorists in context.
User Review – Flag as inappropriate Helpful. Contents Situating Colonial and Postcolonial Studies. The University of St Andrews is a charity registered in Scotland: Published by Routledge first published Close mobile search navigation Article navigation. For an introduction text, I wonder if there aren’t better ones out there.
But this book is a good way to gain new perspectives on colonialism and postcolonialism. Ania Loomba examines the key features of the ideologies and history of colonialism, the relationship of colonial discourse to literature, challenges to colonialism, Postcoloniialism all 4 comments. Howeve This is a valuable text that breaks down the complexities and storied history within the field of post-colonial criticism and study. But if you already have some basic knowledge postcolonialiism should be a good re Wow, that was a lot of marxism!
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Nov 20, Katie added it. Obviously because this is such a complicated field, this text is DENSE and seemingly unorganized as a result. A super-interesting introduction according to the booklet at least; to postcolonial studies I’m not really used to that, but it kind of fits some of the points Loomba is trying loombs make: Related articles in Google Scholar.