Colonialism/Postcolonialism by Ania Loomba
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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.


About Ania Loomba

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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.
Published May 7, 2007 by Routledge. 281 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Literature & Fiction, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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