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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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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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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