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 postcoloniaoism yet. She is also faculty in Comparative Literature, South Asian Studies, and Women’s Studies, and her courses are regularly cross-listed with these programs. Aug 29, Melanie rated it it was amazing.

This has become my go-to text on postcolonialism. For an introduction text, I wonder if there aren’t better ones out aia.

Account Options Sign in. 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 not saying there weren’t interesting things, but very few and far between.

Colonialism / Postcolonialism

From an editorial perspective, there were typos and misused punctuation. Paperback2nd editionpages. I refer to it all the time. 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.


E rated it really liked it May 10, But if you already have some basic knowledge it should be a good read. Dec 18, Pol rated it liked it Shelves: Feb 18, Israa Al rated it really liked it. Two things in particular make this book especially noteworthy: Feb 13, J A rated it really liked it Shelves: Jan 22, Will rated it really liked it Shelves: Leif rated it liked it Nov 08, I’m in my third year of Literary Studies and I thought it was sometimes pretty though.

User Colonialisn – Flag as inappropriate Helpful. Dense, but readable, and for my research, indispensable. That’s all I have to say.

Colonialism / Postcolonialism by Ania Loomba

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. 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.

The second is its contemporary relevance, as this edition has been updated to engage with political and social events over the last decade.

Everything is clearly explained without being dumbed down or too reduced, the author highlights all the complexities and contemporary reactions. So according to GR’s rating system, this gets 1 star from me for I did not like it.

References to this book Participation: Extremely useful as an introduction to the field. Mar 28, Nohea added it Shelves: The biggest downside is that Loomba hurls so much information at her readers that folonialism hard to make sense of it all. But if you already have some basic knowledge it should be a good re Wow, that was a lot of marxism!


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, Not even mentioning the kilometric paragraphs. I colomialism my education in Holland, so marxism sometimes still seems a little shady. One of the best introductions I’ve read. She researches and teaches early modern literature, histories of race and colonialism, postcolonial studies, feminist theory, and contemporary Indian literature and culture.

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.

Books by Ania Loomba. You do not currently have access to this article. No trivia or quizzes yet. This is a valuable text that breaks down the complexities and storied history within the field of post-colonial criticism and study.