Colonial Representations

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  • Colonial Representations of Natives - the "Indian"

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    Colonial Representations of Natives - the "Indian" At the outset, it should be noted here that the use of the term "Indian" to describe the aboriginal peoples of North America is somewhat contentious. As is well known, its use derives from Columbus's mistaken belief that he had arrived in the East Indies; and this situating of Natives within an already existent European discourse is in many ways paradigmatic of what was to follow during the centuries of colonisation and settlement. For it should

  • Colonial Representations of India in Prose Fiction

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    Colonial Representations of India in Prose Fiction As in representations of the other British colonies, India was used by colonial novelists as a tool of displacement of the individual and re-affirmation of the metropolitan whole. There are three methods by which this effect is achieved. The first method displays an unqualified reliance on a culture too remote to be approached except physically: a hero or protagonist in a pre-mutiny novel is at liberty to escape to India at a moment of crisis

  • The Artualization Of Magic In Toni Morrison's Beloved (1987)

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    This paper examines the conceptualization of magic in Toni Morrison’s Beloved (1987). The study will concentrate on Morrison’s colonial style that corresponds to the technical literary styles. Yet, this style will be solely the repetitive narrative structure. Consequently, a number of thematic issues will be taken into consideration in the course of the analysis. One of these issues is the use of magic in her novel. As a matter of fact, Morrison is a milestone literary figure that uses magic in the

  • Museums or Keeping Places

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    that occur within museums with regards to the accurate representation of the cultures that are displayed. Furthermore, will examine how globalisation, post-colonialism, multiculturalism, and transnationalism have played a role in the modern museums and how difficulties through the ‘politics of representation’ have become linked with globalisation, post-colonialism, multiculturalism, and transnationalism. The term ‘politics of representation’ refers to “the language used in a text or talk to assign

  • Causes of the Deterioration of British-Colonial Relations

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    at keeping their colonies happy. Eventually, colonists did not even feel incorporated in their mother country, Britain. The deterioration of British colonial relations in the late 1700s was caused by a lack of representation and care from Britain. The beginning of 1763 marked one of the major events that would contribute to the end of British colonial relations. On February 3, 1763 the French and Indian War finally ended in British victory, but while the British celebrated the French’s defeat, colonists

  • Theme Of Colonialism In Robinson Crusoe

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    presented underneath the storyline where issue such as race, power identity formation and so on are presented from a colonial perspective. Robinson Crusoe is not just an adventurous fiction, it is a story in which a European man gradually masters his own compulsion and extends his control over a huge, indifferent, and hostile environment. The protagonist of the novel is a typical colonial character. He sets on a distant Caribbean island to establish his own colony, his own civilization and his own culture

  • Lumumba: Race and Revolution

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    violent phenomenon. ” In this paper, I will seek to locate where this post-colonial violence is located in discourses regarding race, class and gender. Particularly, I will look at the representations of race and class, and the lack of the representation of gender, in order to draw conclusions about the nature of representation and the effects this has on anti-colonial film. Locating the violence within the anti-colonial struggle may be harder than it seems. One can easily note the physical

  • Hist

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    Colonial Americans experienced different ideological developments after the French and Indian war that encouraged Colonials to seek independence ending with the Declaration of Independence. Intellectual, religious, political, social and economic developments were a range of factors that influenced the colonists’ decision to declare independence. Another significant influence on colonial ideology was the self-interest exemplified in the relations of American Indians with Colonials and slaves with

  • Was Colonial America a Democratic Society?

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    this new American culture, the colonists throughout the colonies began to think differently than their English cousins. Because colonial America displayed characteristics of a democratic society and, therefore, deviated from England’s monarchic ways, it was established as a democratic society. As more immigrants immigrated to the colonies and established lives in colonial America, the colonist began to incorporate their ideas of freedoms, rights and tolerance in legal documents. Some legal documents

  • Women's Role And Role Of Women In Politics

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    linked to the gender and societal norms that were enforced under colonial rule and apartheid. During British colonial rule of South Africa, men were given positions of power due to Christian patriarchal customs. This served to cement male dominance, which has made it difficult for women to engage politically in the country today (Longwe, 2000). The march towards gender equality in South Africa requires casting aside long-standing colonial rules that promoted male dominance, whereas the primary challenge