Ambivalence

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 [...]

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Diaspora

Originally, Diaspora literally meant a "scattering" of the people and referred to the early Greek populations that scattered to colonize other territories. In the classical sense, however, after the translation of the Old Testament into Greek, the term Diaspora has [...]

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Mimicry

Mimicry is often seen as something shameful, and a black or brown person engaging in mimicry is usually derided by other members of his or her group for doing so. (There are quite a number of colloquial insults that refer [...]

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