Colonialism / Postcolonialism

Colonialism Postcolonialism Colonialism Postcolonialism is a comprehensive yet accessible guide to the historical and theoretical dimensions of colonial and postcolonial studies Ania Loomba deftly introduces and examines key fea

  • Title: Colonialism / Postcolonialism
  • Author: Ania Loomba
  • ISBN: 9780415350648
  • Page: 412
  • Format: Paperback
  • Colonialism Postcolonialism is a comprehensive yet accessible guide to the historical and theoretical dimensions of colonial and postcolonial studies.Ania Loomba deftly introduces and examines key features of the ideologies and history of colonialismthe relationship of colonial discourse to literaturechallenges to colonialism, including anticolonial discoursesrecent develoColonialism Postcolonialism is a comprehensive yet accessible guide to the historical and theoretical dimensions of colonial and postcolonial studies.Ania Loomba deftly introduces and examines key features of the ideologies and history of colonialismthe relationship of colonial discourse to literaturechallenges to colonialism, including anticolonial discoursesrecent developments in postcolonial theories and historiesissues of sexuality and colonialism, and the intersection of feminist and postcolonial thoughtdebates about globalization and postcolonialismRecommended on courses across the academic disciplines and around the world, Colonialism Postcolonialism has for some years been accepted as the essential introduction to a vibrant and politically charged area of literary and cultural study.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.

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    1. The ' scale falls apart when you encounter a book that you admire, but which you didn't 'like' a great deal. This is one of those books; I found it an excellent critical introduction to postcolonialism, but rather a hefty read.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 recent historical developments roughly after the in [...]

    2. 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. From an editorial perspective, there were typos and misused punctuation. 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.For an intro [...]

    3. One of the best introductions I've read. Extremely well written. Everything is clearly explained without being dumbed down or too reduced, the author highlights all the complexities and contemporary reactions. Definitely a book to keep.

    4. Can't remember much of it, but I do remember it as being a particularly dry introduction, if a pretty decent one.

    5. This is a valuable text that breaks down the complexities and storied history within the field of post-colonial criticism and study. Loomba does a good job of presenting as many different viewpoints as possible to track the evolution of the field, while also illustrating that many ideas are not 'one size fits all' solutions to fighting against colonial and neo-colonial oppression. Obviously because this is such a complicated field, this text is DENSE and seemingly unorganized as a result. Howeve [...]

    6. Wow, that was a lot of marxism! I'm not really used to that, but it kind of fits some of the points Loomba is trying to make: I got my education in Holland, so marxism sometimes still seems a little shady. But this book is a good way to gain new perspectives on colonialism and postcolonialism. I don't think it's a good book as an introduction: I'm in my third year of Literary Studies and I thought it was sometimes pretty though. But if you already have some basic knowledge it should be a good re [...]

    7. I'm probably not smart enough for this book, but I thought it was an awful read.First of all, the structure of this book is one of the worst things I've ever seen. 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. Not even mentioning the kilometric paragraphs. I gave up when I had 60 pages left.I'm not saying there weren't interesting things, but very few and far between. So according to GR's rati [...]

    8. This book was exhausting, albeit necessary. It's a good summary of the field and is up to date (I read the 3rd edition, published in 2015, so mileage may vary). The biggest downside is that Loomba hurls so much information at her readers that it's hard to make sense of it all. Solid read nonetheless.

    9. Very well written book- often summaries of a field can be dry to read but C/P was engaging after the first fifty pages or so. 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.

    10. Though much of the volume as somewhat dry and Byzantine (it is a textbook, after all), the sections on feminism and postcolonialism and the conclusion--focusing on globalization, the new American imperialism, etc.--should prove useful going forward.

    11. I had to read this crappy book before a test at my university. If you like me don't have to read it for a test, STAY AWAY FROM THIS CRAPPY BOOK that does not make any sence! And I hate my UNI for making me read shitty books like this one!

    12. الكتاب ممتاز اجمالاً، لكن الترجمة العربية منه سيئه جدًا كما لو انك تقرأ ترجمة جوجل ما يفسد المعنى، لهذا لم اكمله

    13. This is a good introduction to postcolonial theory, which I'm studying this Fall. That's all I have to say.

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