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:
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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
Review: Colonialism/Postcolonialism (New Critical Idiom)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