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Dominance

According to Italian Marxist Antonio Gramsci, power (state) works either through dominance or hegemony. Dominance involves the coercive use of brute force such as the police, army, or the law [...]

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Going Native

Postcolonial Concepts: Going Native Going native was used as a pejorative term to point to any Europeans wo, while living in the colonies, adopted the customs and habits of the [...]

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Imperialism

In postcolonial theory Imperialism always refers to the ideology that promotes a worldview in which one group of people or a nation assumes that it is inherently superior to other [...]

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Orientalism

A term coined by Edward Said in his magisterial work Orientalism. "Orientalism” is a way of seeing that imagines, emphasizes, exaggerates and distorts differences of Arab peoples and cultures as [...]

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Worlding

The term "worlding" was first introduced, in Postcolonial Studies, by Gayatri Spivak in her essay "The Rani of Simur: An Essay in Reading the Archive," where she explains how the [...]

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