Colonial Discourse

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  • Colonial Discourse in Jane Eyre

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    Colonial Discourse in Jane Eyre The plot of Jane Eyre is well known and it is not my intention to outline it here. Instead I want to draw attention to a number of key points which relate to the theme of colonies and colonialism. The figure of the first Mrs Rochester, the insane and promiscuous Creole who stands in the way of Rochester's marriage to the modest Jane is the most obvious example of Bronte's use of the colonies to provide the material for her work, but there are other moments of interaction

  • The Heathen Inside: "Darkness," Abjection, and the Colonial Discourse

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    The Heathen Inside: "Darkness," Abjection, and the Colonial Discourse In Romanticism and Colonialism, Tim Fulford and Peter J. Kitson argue that few scholars explicate the relationship between Romantic texts, British colonialism, and imperialism. Fulford and Kitson point out that the "Romantic period is a watershed in colonial history," marking the inception of a British empire based on the political philosophy of the "white man's burden" (3). By reading Romantic texts in the historical and political

  • Identity Discourse By Stuart Hall And The French Colonial Identity

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     Identity Discourse: Having given a concise idea about the French colonial ideology, we will examine the French colonial ideology from another perspective which is identity. Ideology here is similar to discourse in terms of conception as it was discussed by Stuart Hall, a Jamaican-British cultural theorist and sociologist, who he compared ideology to discourse; “A discourse is similar to what sociologists call an "ideology", it is a set of statements or beliefs which produce knowledge that serves

  • Under Western Eyes: Feminist Scholarship and Colonial Discourses

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    In her essay, “Under Western Eyes: Feminist Scholarship and Colonial Discourses,” Chandra Talpade Mohanty explores the simplified construction of the “third-world woman” in hegemonic feminist discourses. In contrast, in her essay “US Third-World Feminism: The Theory and Method of Oppositional Consciousness in the Postmodern World,” Chela Sandoval specifically analyzes “US third-world feminism” and how it is the model for not only oppositional political activity, but also consciousness in the United

  • Global Social Studies Attempts to Think Globally and Act Locally

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    Studies curriculum at Wilfrid Laurier University reproduce colonial discourses? This subject is important to investigate as our own socio-economic and academic backgrounds may influence how one teaches a Global Studies course and inadvertently reproduce colonial attitudes on knowledge. To properly understand and study the world and its relationships we must be aware of how colonial discourses are reproduced in education. I will use the post-colonial concept of ‘the other’ presented by Edmund Said and

  • The Colonial Implications in Jane Eyre and Great Expectations

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    these novelists draw from the colonial discourse in their representation of the `non- Western world'? The Victorian novel has performed an important service in Eurocentric epistemologies and colonial ideologies in formulating the colonial discourse and establishing the alterity of `self' and the `Other'. Both Great Expectations and Jane Eyre, like most novels produced in the Victorian period, contain colonial subtexts and form a significant part of the cultural discourse of the empire. Moreover, both

  • Colonialism In English Essay

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    language results in discourse which generates power. To put it simply, discourses are manipulative use of language that shapes our views, ideas and opinions. It establishes and naturalizes certain norms of behavior, conduct, etc., which are unquestionable. As Pramod K Nayar echoes Foucault’s notion that certain authorities in the society “constructed, organized, shared and used” knowledge “through particular forms of speech, writing and language – or what is called discourse” (From Structuralism

  • Binarism In The Postcolonial Theory

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    Binarism is defined as a word or idea that is only known because there is an opposite connotation describing what the term is not. Examples of binarism include phrases like white / black, light / dark, and pure / tainted. Discourse refers to a share idea or concept that should be neutral, but is not. For instance information, intrinsically is suppose to be neutral, however sides are taken to show how information is used to oppress people and a tool for resistance. Words like binarism in the field

  • Colonialism And Imperialism

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    tremendously pushed greater economies towards all new and effective economic methods, while others suffer from the decisions. Some countries have an extensive economic history in the world. An interesting era to discuss these countries during the Post-Colonial era, an area that, in my opinion, gave birth to the economic systems we see today in Europe. The countries that contribute to these transitions may differ in ideas, but, by implementing new economic systems, they prove that everything could be much

  • Effects of British Colonization on Zimbabwe Women

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    their project of capitalist expansion and world domination. Colonial expansion was a means of complete control of territories and furthered the expansion of their capitalist political economy. Africa provided the British with slaves, minerals, and raw materials to help them in their capitalist development. To help support capitalist expansion, the British asserted colonial discourse of power and superiority over the colonized. This discourse, or a system of representation, provided a way for the British