The ambiguous way in which colonizer and colonized regard one another.  The colonizer often regards the colonized as both inferior yet exotically other, while the colonized regards the colonizer as both enviable yet corrupt.  In a context of hybridity, this often produces a mixed sense of blessing and curse.

(Source: https://www3.dbu.edu/mitchell/postcold.htm)

Further Reading

Mimicry, Ambivalence, and Hybridity.

Homi K. Bhabha. From “Of mimicry and man: The ambivalence of colonial discourse.”

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