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Postcolonialism

Postcolonial literature addresses the problems and promises of decolonization, the process of non-western countries in Asia, the Pacific, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, and the Caribbean...

Latest answer posted May 11, 2016 2:47 pm UTC

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The difference between colonialism and post-colonialism has often stymied us. When we hear people talk about post-colonial theory or post-colonial thought, we have been known to go: “What do you...

Latest answer posted June 6, 2020 2:38 pm UTC

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"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...

Latest answer posted December 31, 2015 1:48 am UTC

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The phrase "decolonizing the mind" was popularized (if not coined) by Ngugi wa Thiongo, a Kenyan novelist, in a book by that title published in 1986. He summed up what it meant to him in the...

Latest answer posted May 24, 2018 4:40 pm UTC

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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...

Latest answer posted June 10, 2013 12:39 am UTC

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In part, the genre of Alicia Elliot's "On Seeing and Being Seen: the Difference Between Writing with Empathy and Writing with Love" is a narrative essay. A narrative essay tells a personal story...

Latest answer posted August 8, 2020 11:48 pm UTC

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In Gabriel Okara's poem "The Mystic Drum," there are several references to post-colonialism and its aftermath. A Nigerian, Okara invested much of his creative energy in examining the tension...

Latest answer posted April 27, 2020 7:29 pm UTC

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Postcolonialism (or postcolonial theory) can be a slippery beast. In its most literal sense, it can refer to books written after the colonial period. As European countries lost most of their...

Latest answer posted June 3, 2020 10:00 pm UTC

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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...

Latest answer posted December 28, 2014 2:21 am UTC

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Post-colonial criticism is an attempt to reveal the story of oppressed people from their own point of view by correcting or critiquing the perspective of the powerful. It is often called the view...

Latest answer posted October 8, 2017 12:11 pm UTC

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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...

Latest answer posted November 22, 2012 3:02 pm UTC

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Because “diaspora” is a somewhat indefinite term, we might consider the role played by intellectuals who were born in one particular geographical milieu and then exported their experiences from...

Latest answer posted February 25, 2020 5:15 am UTC

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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...

Latest answer posted June 27, 2012 4:04 am UTC

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Postcolonialism

Postcolonial theory is a genre of literary, social, and critical theory that explores the aftereffects of European colonialism on various non-European countries, although some scholars expand this...

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Literature is a strategy for postcolonial survival because it gives postcolonial people a voice. "Postcolonial" refers to the point-of-view of the oppressed; it is the view from below. Being able...

Latest answer posted July 10, 2018 11:11 am UTC

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Postcolonial literature, which includes literary criticism, is any literature that depicts or interprets colonialism and imperialism from the point of view of the colonized. It is also...

Latest answer posted May 6, 2019 7:18 pm UTC

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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...

Latest answer posted January 6, 2011 7:33 pm UTC

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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...

Latest answer posted November 27, 2008 1:29 am UTC

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For female writers as well as for males, primary themes of postcolonial literature are concerned with identity in newly independent nations, generally connected with issues of race, ethnicity,...

Latest answer posted April 11, 2019 10:41 pm UTC

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At first glance, "Decolonization is not a metaphor" by Eve Tuck and K. Wayne Yang seems to have little in common with Alicia Elliot's "On Seeing and Being Seen." Tuck and Yang's "Decolonization" is...

Latest answer posted August 9, 2020 1:13 am UTC

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As long as it retains its explanatory power, i.e. as long as the legacies of colonialism persist, I think the term postcolonial will remain in use. I understand the backlash against it, but in...

Latest answer posted May 11, 2012 6:55 pm UTC

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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...

Latest answer posted July 25, 2011 2:24 pm UTC

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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....

Latest answer posted January 13, 2009 2:14 am UTC

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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...

Latest answer posted June 17, 2016 12:50 am UTC

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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...

Latest answer posted June 20, 2013 11:12 pm UTC

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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...

Latest answer posted July 18, 2013 8:23 am UTC

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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...

Latest answer posted February 18, 2011 3:17 am UTC

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Postcolonialism

Postcolonialism is important for the entire world in that it represents the ongoing efforts of formerly colonized people to understand the global processes that led to imperialism and then brought...

Latest answer posted February 24, 2020 7:33 am UTC

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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,...

Latest answer posted October 15, 2011 3:40 am UTC

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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...

Latest answer posted April 3, 2011 7:29 pm UTC

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The discourse of postcolonial studies involves applying a postcolonial perspective to texts, ideas, and events in history. This postcolonial perspective is a reaction against (and, postcolonial...

Latest answer posted March 25, 2020 1:34 pm UTC

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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...

Latest answer posted May 10, 2012 9:33 am UTC

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Post-colonialism is the study of the legacies of colonialism and imperialism, often explored in literature and the arts. The "main idea" of post-colonialism is to study the cultural shifts that...

Latest answer posted April 17, 2016 4:37 pm UTC

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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...

Latest answer posted September 19, 2013 10:10 am UTC

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A short story that lends itself to analysis from both perspectives would most likely be one that is set in an earlier time period, such as pre-independence– or early-independence–era Africa or...

Latest answer posted April 23, 2019 7:16 am UTC

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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...

Latest answer posted August 30, 2010 1:08 pm UTC

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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...

Latest answer posted December 26, 2010 5:57 pm UTC

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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...

Latest answer posted September 29, 2013 1:48 pm UTC

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