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Colonialism / Postcolonialism
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Return to Book Page. Ania Loomba deftly introduces and examines: 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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Feb 13, J A rated it really liked it Shelves: The Goodreads’ 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 aft The Goodreads’ scale falls apart when you encounter a book that you admire, but which you didn’t ‘like’ a great deal.
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 invasion of Iraq in The lack of major division leaves her able to dive into each topic with considerable depth, with room to draw in the major critical voices in this area and have them engage in broad arguments; it also has the effect of making the book occasionally difficult to orientate oneself within, and to get ‘above’ the discussion.
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.
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.
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. Aug 23, Catherine rated it it was ok. 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 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. For an introduction text, I wonder if there aren’t better ones out there.
Oct 11, SL rated it it was amazing. One of the best introductions I’ve read. 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. May 14, Talrubei rated it it was amazing Shelves: Extremely useful as an introduction to the field. A super-interesting introduction according to the booklet at least; to postcolonial studies Aug 29, Melanie rated it it was amazing.
After reading Edward Said as an introduction to Postcolonial theory, this is the perfect book to put Said and other theorists in context. Loomba summarizes various theories and criticisms of those theories. I must have underlined and marked half the book. Dense, but readable, and for my research, indispensable. Dec 18, Pol rated it liked it Shelves: Can’t remember much of it, but I do remember it as being a particularly dry introduction, if a pretty decent one.
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 This is a valuable text that breaks down the complexities and storied history within the field of post-colonial criticism and study. However, I think Loomba’s purpose is not to provide a succinct, contemporary view of post-colonial studies as many reviewers seem to wantbut to outline and critique as many of the contradictions that exist within the field, in the interest of encouraging readers to look at the world around them from a critical perspective.
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.
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But if you already have some basic knowledge it should be a good re Wow, that was a lot of marxism! Colonialisj if you already have some basic knowledge it should be a good read.
postcolonialsm 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 loombs to GR’s rati I’m probably not smart enough for this book, but I thought it was an awful read. So according to GR’s rating system, this gets 1 star from me for I did not like it. 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 inso mileage may vary. The biggest downside is that Loomba hurls so much information at her readers that it’s aniz to make sense of it all.
Jan 22, Will rated it really liked it Shelves: The book does what it says on the tin, although one complaint Aniw would make is that Loomba often presumes that the reader is sympathetic to postcolonial studies themselves, rather than just being an interested onlooker. Aug 27, Carol B.
Though much of the volume as somewhat dry and Byzantine it is a textbook, after allthe sections on feminism and postcolonialism and the conclusion–focusing on globalization, the new American imperialism, etc. Jan 09, Aleviuss rated it did not like it. I had to read this crappy book before a test at my university. And I hate my UNI for making me read shitty books like this one! Nov 20, Katie added it. Read parts of this book for a class. Dec 10, Zach VandeZande rated it really liked it. This, along with Said, is a really good primer for the subject.
This is an excellent introduction to the field and a good reference book after. I skimmed this more than I read it, but it’s a solid text. Mar 09, Sonali Banerjee rated it really liked it. Feb 18, Israa Al rated it really liked it. View all 4 comments.
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Oct 15, Susanna rated it liked it. This is a good introduction to postcolonial theory, which I’m studying this Fall. That’s all I have to say. Sep 07, missy jean rated it really liked it Shelves: This has become my go-to text on postcolonialism.
I refer to it all the amia. Mar 28, Nohea added it Shelves: Gender, Sexuality and Colonial Discourse, as well as Hybridity. Jan 28, Aflatun rated it really liked postcoloniaoism.
Recommend to coloniaoism “intellectuals” of my country. E rated it really liked it May 10, Lieke rated it really liked it Feb 15, Leif rated it liked it Nov 08, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Ania Loomba is an Indian literary scholar. Ania Loomba received her BA Hons.
She researches and teaches early modern literature, histories of race and colonialism, Ania Loomba is an Indian literary scholar.