Colonialism/Postcolonialism by Ania LoombaColonialism/Postcolonialism by Ania Loomba


byAnia LoombaEditorAnia Loomba

Paperback | October 19, 2005

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Colonialism/Postcolonialismis 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 colonialism
  • the relationship of colonial discourse to literature
  • challenges to colonialism, including anticolonial discourses
  • recent developments in postcolonial theories and histories
  • issues of sexuality and colonialism, and the intersection of feminist and postcolonial thought
  • debates about globalization and postcolonialism

Recommended 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.

Ania Loombais Catherine Bryson Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania. Her recent publications includeShakespeare, Race and Colonialism(2002) andPostcolonial Shakespeares(1998; co-edited with Martin Orkin). She has published widely in the fields of postcolonial studies, South Asian writing, Shakespeare and early modern ...
Title:Colonialism/PostcolonialismFormat:PaperbackDimensions:280 pages, 7.8 × 5.08 × 0.9 inPublished:October 19, 2005Publisher:RoutledgeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415350646

ISBN - 13:9780415350648

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Table of Contents

Introduction  1. Situating Colonial and Postcolonial Studies  2. Colonial and Postcolonial Identities  3. Challenging Colonialism  Conclusion: Globalisation and the Future of Postcolonial Studies  Notes  Bibliography

Editorial Reviews

"'Colonialism/Postcolonialism' moves adroitly between the general and the particular, the conceptual and the contextual, the local and the global, and between texts and material processes. Distrustful of established and self-perpetuating assumptions, foci and canonical texts which threaten to fossilize postcolonial studies as a discipline, Loomba's magisterial study raises many crucial issues pertaining to social structure and identity; engaging with different modes of theory and social explanation in the process. There is no doubt that this book remains the best general introduction to the field."-Kelwyn Sole, Professor, English Department, University of Cape Town "Easily the most informative and wide-ranging series of its kind, so packed with bright ideas that it has become and indispensable resource for students of literature."-Terry Eagleton, University of Manchester, UK "The New Critical Idiom is a constant resource, essential reading for all students."-Tom Paulin, University of Oxford