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 to control a population or a group. But more often [...]

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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 natives. By far the most striking example of someone going [...]

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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 peoples or nations and hence has the right, or obligation, [...]

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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 compared to that of Europe and the U.S. It often [...]

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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 colonized space is transformed as "the colonized space" (worlding) for [...]

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