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Colonialism/Postcolonialism (The New Critical Idiom) (edition 2005)

by Ania Loomba

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Title:Colonialism/Postcolonialism (The New Critical Idiom)
Authors:Ania Loomba
Info:Routledge (2005), Edition: 2, Paperback, 263 pages
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Colonialism/Postcolonialism (The New Critical Idiom) by Ania Loomba

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This is an academic book. I say that as a warning on the offset, because it is a difficult and often complicated read. I'd advise coming to it only after a lengthy introduction to womanism/feminism, Marxism, Orientalism, and structuralist thinking. That said, it's a powerful and gripping read. I think it's absolutely indispensable for anyone concerned with post-colonial literature, the position and voice of the subaltern, the domination of Western hegemony, and the history of the 'Third World'. It's probably more vital if you have an interest in literature or politics, but is important for anyone wishing to fight against the colonization of their mind. I would recommend pairing this with some post-colonial fiction, Chinua Achebe or Mahasweta Devi, for example. ( )
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This accessible introduction explores the historical dimensions and theoretical concepts associated with colonial and post-colonial studies. 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. Loomba also looks at how sexuality is figured in the texts of colonialism, and how contemporary feminist ideas and concepts intersect with those of post-colonialist thought. Clear and concise, Colonialism/Postcolonialism is a must for anyone wanting to understand this crucial and complex area.

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This volume provides a vital introduction to the historical dimensions and theoretical concepts associated with colonial and post-colonial discourses. A completely accessible and comprehensive overview of the subject is given.

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