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Colonialism/Postcolonialism is a remarkably comprehensive yet accessible guide to the historical and theoretical dimensions of colonial and postcolonial discourses. It is the essential introduction to the vibrant, crucially important areas of literary and cultural study usually known as postcolonial theory, postcolonial studies and colonial discourse theory.
Building on her widely acclaimed first edition, Ania Loomba examines:
* the 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
Fully updated for the second edition, with an entirely new discussion of globalization, Colonialism/Postcolonialism should be on the shelf of every student of literature culture or history.