Colonialism/Postcolonialism

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Routledge, Apr 17, 2015 - Education - 312 pages
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Colonialism/Postcolonialism is a comprehensive yet accessible guide to the historical, theoretical and political dimensions of colonial and postcolonial studies.

This new edition includes a new introduction and conclusion as well as extensive updates throughout. Topics covered include globalization, new grassroots movements (including Occupy Wall Street), the environmental crisis, and the relationship between Marxism and postcolonial studies. Loomba also discusses how ongoing struggles such as those of indigenous peoples, and the enclosure of the commons in different parts of the world shed light on the long histories of colonialism. This edition also has extensive discussions of temporality, and the relationship between premodern, colonial and contemporary forms of racism. This books includes:

  • key features of the ideologies and history of colonialism
  • the relationship of colonial discourse to literature
  • anticolonial thought and movements
  • 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
  • the relationship of activist struggles and scholarship.

Colonialism/Postcolonialism is the essential introduction to a vibrant and politically charged area of literary and cultural study. It is 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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User Review  - Ani_Na - LibraryThing

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 ... Read full review

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User Review  - Susanna - Goodreads

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

Contents

Introduction
1
1 Situating colonial and postcolonial studies
19
2 Colonial and postcolonial identities
112
3 Challenging colonialism
181
The future of postcolonial studies
250
Bibliography
266
Index
285
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Ania Loomba is Catherine Bryson Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania. Suvir Kaul is Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania. Matti Bunzl is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Antoinette Burton is Professor of History at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Jed Esty is Associate Professor of English at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Bunzl, Burton, and Esty are all affiliated with the Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory at the University of Illinois.