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  • Postcolonialism
    Literature serves as a method of recording the suppressed knowledge and history of a colonized people. Frequently, these are ignored or in certain cases outlawed by colonial authorities. Hence,...

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  • Postcolonialism
    The term colonialism as used in literary studies on the most basic level means the same thing it does in standard English. It refers to one nation establishing colonies in a region outside its...

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  • Postcolonialism
    "Postcolonialism" and "Post-colonialism" are the same thing. The most common accepted form of the word is that without the hyphen. "Postcolonialism" is a field of study that incorporates many...

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  • Literature
    Fanon was inspiring to anti-colonialists and he marked the role of intellectuals and academics in promoting post-colonial countries, especially noting the difficulty countries would face after...

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  • Postcolonialism
    Postcolonialism is, as the word parts indicate, a period of time after the end of British or French colonialism in various parts of the world. As can be expected, it is characterized by opposition...

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  • Postcolonialism
    One of the primary issues that Postcolonialism addresses is how individuals go about constructing identity in the face of massive change. For Postcolonial literature, identity was an external...

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  • Postcolonialism
    While arguably an essay rather than a short story, “Shooting an Elephant” by George Orwell is a good subject for an analysis of the colonial/postcolonial dilemma for Europeans. Fresher and less...

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  • Postcolonialism
    I think that Modern Indian writings tend to subvert the dominance of a traditionally patriarchal society in making the case that gender oppression is no different colonial oppression. Part of the...

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  • Postcolonialism
    One of Boehmer's primary points is that the exchange of ideas that is intrinsic to Colonialism helped to develop the vocabulary and consciousness that led to its dismantling and the rise of...

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  • Anthropology
    Essentialism is the view that for any entity, as in indigent colonized indigenous peoples, there is "a set of attributes" that identify and define the indigenous entity. Canada is seeking in a...

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  • Postcolonialism
    Postcolonial theory is of course a massive discipline and it is very difficult to summarise it all in one response, but generally speaking it either takes the form of examining books that have...

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  • Postcolonialism
    Barbara Ladd and Deborah N. Cohn apply postcolonial criticism to Faulkner by examining his "contradictory treatment of Native Americans" (Hamblin, Faulkner in the Twenty-First Century). A similar...

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  • Political Theory
    Bhabha's basic theory is to suggest a need to "rethink cultural identity." For Bhabha, the Postcolonial setting is one in which there is still an oppositional relationship between previously...

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  • Political Theory
    One theme in Bhabha's writing is how the relationship between nations needs to be reconfigured to ensure that there is a "commitment to theory." In this case, the theory that is being examined is...

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  • Postcolonialism
    The colonial era had a significant cultural influence. Many countries colonized many areas. In particular, England was a great colonial power and colonized locations in the Americas, India, and...

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  • Postcolonialism
    I think that one can find the role of English to operate as both an act of oppression and an act of resistance in Postcolonial writing. For many Postcolonial writers, English was the "oppressor's...

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  • The White Tiger
    There are many individual themes in The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga, like globalization, class conflict, outsourcing, and cultural influences ("There are so many choices. See the Muslims have one...

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  • Indian Drama
    I think that one significant circumstance that led to the emergence of English writing by Indians was the acquisition of the English language. With the imposition of British life in India, British...

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  • Postcolonialism
    I can see how the accepted ideas of what defines Postcolonial literature can be included in a study of Multicultural American Literature. The struggle for voice and validation in Multicultural...

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  • Postcolonialism
    Given how many different parts of the world were colonized and then gained independence, many world literatures can be described as postcolonial. Modern Indian, African, Canadian, and Latin...

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  • Things Fall Apart
    This is a good question, but I think that some level of clarification might be needed. I am not sure Yeats' poem is meant to be read in a Postcolonial light. I think that he is writing in a more...

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  • Postcolonialism
    The question itself could probably use some level of refinement in its focus and in its scope because in its current state, it is quite broad. In general, I think that some of the most salient...

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  • Postcolonialism
    I think you might be on to something here. The term postcolonial seems to recognize the exploitation of imperialism. However, the “post” is also significant. It means moving on beyond...

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  • Postcolonialism
    Part of where this answer lies is in the realm of Postcolonial thought. When trying to assess the challenges that have tended to exist in newly formed nations is how to construct reality after...

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  • Postcolonialism
    Given the wide nature of the question, I think that there might be some openness to the answer being sought. In my mind, one of the strongest elements of note in Postcolonialism would have to...

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  • Postcolonialism
    The literature of the Post-colonialists encompasses any texts which focus upon races, cultures, and the idea of identity after the gaining of independence. This literature is not, necessarily,...

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  • Postcolonialism
    One significant way in which postcolonialism uses poststructuralism in understanding texts is within the issue of race and racial identity. For the postcolonialist, the concept of "race" is beyond...

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  • Postcolonialism
    In my mind, this concept is related to a Postcolonial frame of reference. The idea of "decolonizing the mind" is one where an individual seeks to construct a reality outside of the Colonial...

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  • Postcolonialism
    The term postcolonial simply refers to a period immediately after a nation has attained independence from colonial powers. Although that would include such countries as Australia, New Zealand, and...

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  • Postcolonialism
    One of the most evident post-colonial influences present in Kurieshi's work is the role of race and racism in the modern setting. Karim struggles with understanding how multiple forces converge...

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  • Postcolonialism
    I am not sure how to formulate definitions in terms of tenets. Colonialism and Postcolonialism refer to certain periods in history relative to the countries being discussed. Colonialism is often...

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  • Postcolonialism
    The rejection of colonialism and its exploitation of the subjects of the Empire is certainly a feature of postcolonial fiction. However, critics from a New Historicist perspective often argue that...

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  • Postcolonialism
    As the term indicates, the idea of postcolonial literature is reflective of life after colonial rule in nations that were controlled by parent nations. The idea of how life and identity is...

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  • Postcolonialism
    If we define "subaltern" as relating to and having to do with post- colonial studies, I think that we can find many examples. Some of the best work in all of literature might come from subabltern...

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  • Postcolonialism
    This is a really broad question as we should be equally careful to make "Postcolonial criticism" and "Indian novels" homogeneous entities. Postcolonialism is a diverse and pluralistic critical...

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  • Postcolonialism
    One of the main concerns of postcolonialism is the way in which the Western urban world is taken for the universal and anything other than that is exotic or strange. Joseph Conrad's "Heart of...

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  • Postcolonialism
    The "Stars and Bars" was the first official flag of the Confederate States of America designed by Nicola Marschal (1829-1917) a Prussian who had immigrated to the States in the 1840's....

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  • Postcolonialism
    Interestingly, America's global dominance is generally not thought to be restricted by the lack of superiority regarding its educational system nor lessened by the noticably unimpressive cerebral...

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  • Postcolonialism
    The United States in the course of its short history has gone from colony to colonizer. One could define acts of colonization moving into French and Spanish / Mexican controlled areas on the...

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