Catachresis

The use of a word in an incorrect way, for example the use of mitigate for militate. ‘English and American studies, especially, seemed to be focusing on narrative and drama in ways that excluded from study bizarre and interesting phenomena [...]

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Center/ Periphery

Center and Periphery are probably two most contested terms in postcolonial studies, as they represent the biaristic geography of colonialism but at the same, if used uncritically, also tend to normalize this view of colonialism in which the European powers [...]

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Colonialism

Colonialism is a practice of domination, which involves the subjugation of one people to another. One of the difficulties in defining colonialism is that it is hard to distinguish it from imperialism. Frequently the two concepts are treated as synonyms. [...]

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