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Routledge, 2005 - Literary Criticism - 263 pages
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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 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.

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Review: Colonialism/Postcolonialism (New Critical Idiom)

User Review  - Catherine Bathe - Goodreads

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 ... Read full review

Review: Colonialism/Postcolonialism (New Critical Idiom)

User Review  - Sonali Banerjee - Goodreads

good book. Read full review

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Ania Loomba is Catherine Bryson Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania. Her recent publications include Shakespeare, Race and Colonialism (2002) and Postcolonial Shakespeares (1998; co-edited with Martin Orkin). She has published widely in the fields of postcolonial studies, South Asian writing, Shakespeare and early modern literature.

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