Colonialism/Postcolonialism is a comprehensive yet accessible guide to the historical and theoretical dimensions of colonial and postcolonial studies. This new edition includes a new introduction and conclusion as well as extensive updates throughout. Topics covered include Occupy Wall Street, the Arab Spring, and grassroots movements all over the third world and their implications for postcolonial perspectives and theories considered. Loomba discusses several key parts of the world that illuminate the contemporary forms taken by colonialism such as Palestine and Kashmir and covers the debates.
"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."--Jacket.