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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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. New Critical Idiom 1 – 10 of 18 books. This is perhaps the only way that Loomba can tackle an unwieldy topic like this, whilst also ensuring none of the systematic biases and prejudices that can so easily creep in, but it’s also taxing. I’m not saying there weren’t interesting things, but very few and far between.

Colonialism-postcolonialism Ania Loomba Limited preview – References to this book Participation: E rated it really liked it May 10, From an editorial perspective, there were typos and misused punctuation.

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This is a valuable text that breaks down the complexities and storied history within the field of post-colonial criticism and study. Oct 11, SL rated it it was amazing.

This has become my go-to text on postcolonialism. Lieke rated it really liked it Feb 15, Citing articles via Google Scholar.


I skimmed this more than I read it, but it’s a solid text. Content-wise, Loomba presented poomba 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. Howeve This is a valuable text that breaks down the complexities and storied history within the field of post-colonial criticism and study.

Published by Routledge first published Obviously because this is such a complicated field, this text is DENSE and seemingly unorganized as a result. Lists with This Book. Ania Loomba deftly introduces and examines: Poatcolonialism is one of those books; I found it an excellent posctolonialism introduction to postcolonialism, but rather a hefty read.

Psychology Press- Literary Criticism – pages. Paperback2nd editionpages. Colonial and Postcolonial identities. Recommend to all “intellectuals” of my country.

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Jan 09, Aleviuss rated it did not like it. Nevetheless, I feel after having read this a much greater understanding of the topic, which is perhaps the only criterion by which an Introduction text can be judged. Bill CookeUma Kothari Limited preview – I’m in my third year of Literary Studies and I thought it was sometimes pretty though.

Everything is clearly explained without being dumbed down or too reduced, the author highlights all the complexities and contemporary reactions. Not even mentioning the kilometric paragraphs. Read parts of this book for a class. The University of St Andrews is a charity registered in Scotland: She currently holds the Catherine Bryson Chair in the English department. Frequently, the arguments turn around on each other, so that a discussion about something is critiqued, which is itself postco,onialism subject of criticism and then new insights are brought in etc.


You could not be coonialism in. This is a good collonialism to postcolonial theory, which I’m studying this Fall.

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

View all 4 comments. Loomba summarizes various theories and criticisms of those theories. The biggest downside is that Loomba hurls so much information at her readers that it’s hard to make sense of it all. Oct 15, Susanna rated it liked it. 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.

I refer to it all the time.

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Jan 28, Aflatun rated it really liked it. The book does what it says on the tin, although one complaint I would make is that Loomba often presumes that the reader is sympathetic to postcolonial studies themselves, rather than just being an interested onlooker.

I had to read this crappy book before a test at my university. Ania Loomba examines the key features of the ideologies and history of colonialism, the relationship of colonial discourse to literature, challenges to colonialism, Most users should sign in with their email address. Dense, but readable, and for my research, indispensable.

For an introduction text, I wonder if there aren’t better ones out there. Thanks for telling us about the problem.