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Colonialism-postcolonialism /

By: Series: New critical idiomPublication details: London ; New York : Routledge, 1998.Description: xviii, 289 pages ; 21 cmISBN:
  • 0415128099
  • 9780415128094
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1. Situating Colonial and Postcolonial Studies. Defining the Terms: Colonialism, Imperialism, Neo-colonialism, Postcolonialism. From Colonialism to Colonial Discourse. Colonial Discourse. Colonialism and Knowledge. Colonialism and Literature. Textuality, Discourse and Material Processes -- 2. Colonial and Postcolonial Identities. Constructing Racial and Cultural Difference. Race, Class and Colonialism. Psychoanalysis and Colonial Subjects. Gender, Sexuality and Colonial Discourse. Hybridity -- 3. Challenging Colonialism. Nationalisms and Pan-nationalisms. Feminism, Nationalism and Postcolonialism. Can the Subaltern Speak? Post-modernism and Postcolonial Studies.
Summary: Ania Loomba examines the key features of the ideologies and history of colonialism, and the relationship of colonial discourse to literature. She goes on to consider the challenges to colonialism, surveying anti-colonial discourses, and recent developments in postcolonial theories and histories. Looking at how sexuality is figured in the texts of colonialism, Colonialism/Postcolonialism shows how contemporary feminist ideas and concepts intersect with those of postcolonialist thought.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-278) and index.

1. Situating Colonial and Postcolonial Studies. Defining the Terms: Colonialism, Imperialism, Neo-colonialism, Postcolonialism. From Colonialism to Colonial Discourse. Colonial Discourse. Colonialism and Knowledge. Colonialism and Literature. Textuality, Discourse and Material Processes -- 2. Colonial and Postcolonial Identities. Constructing Racial and Cultural Difference. Race, Class and Colonialism. Psychoanalysis and Colonial Subjects. Gender, Sexuality and Colonial Discourse. Hybridity -- 3. Challenging Colonialism. Nationalisms and Pan-nationalisms. Feminism, Nationalism and Postcolonialism. Can the Subaltern Speak? Post-modernism and Postcolonial Studies.

Ania Loomba examines the key features of the ideologies and history of colonialism, and the relationship of colonial discourse to literature. She goes on to consider the challenges to colonialism, surveying anti-colonial discourses, and recent developments in postcolonial theories and histories. Looking at how sexuality is figured in the texts of colonialism, Colonialism/Postcolonialism shows how contemporary feminist ideas and concepts intersect with those of postcolonialist thought.

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