Colonial Space

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  • The Geopolitics of Colonial Space: Kant and Mapmaking

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    The Geopolitics of Colonial Space Kant holds an ambiguous position in contemporary literary theory—especially postcolonial theory. On the one hand the Enlightenment project has been seen as universalizing force (with a decidedly Western form of the universal). Said, for example, writes that “Cultural experience or indeed every cultural form is radically, quintessentially hybrid, and if it has been the practice in the West since Immanuel Kant to isolate cultural and aesthetic realms from the worldly

  • Metropolitan vs. Colonial Space in Forster’s A Passage to India and Lawrence’s Women in Love

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    Metropolitan vs. Colonial Space in Forster’s A Passage to India and Lawrence’s Women in Love At first glance, it seems easy to state a definitive distinction between what Said calls “metropolitan space” and “colonial space.” In its simplest form, metropolitan space is the space occupied by the colonizers. Examples of this include England, France and the places these people reside in while living in these colonies. Likewise, colonial space is that which is occupied by those who are colonized

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    Mapping Aboriginal Space in Kingston, Ontario is no simple task. This is, in part due to the vast diversity of the Aboriginal peoples of Canada. The maps of the traditional homelands of the people have shifted through the process of colonialism, leading to the displacement of the Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee people. Through my mapping of Aboriginal space in Kingston, Ontario, I wish to map land use and occupancy in the Kingston community, considering the social, economic and cultural values of Aboriginal

  • Colonialism In Australia Essay

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    In both historical and contemporary contexts, gender has had a significant impact on space, power, and social rules of the land. Colonialism and globalisation have further shaped this social process through the perspectives of capital and possessions creating legitimized colonial maps. Such shaping of the space and maps can be attributed to the attempts of exclusion and forced assimilation whether through the gentrification of urban areas or through attempts to deny the sovereignty, for the generation

  • Gender Representation Of Gender In Things Fall Apart By Chinua Achebe

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    who was like the James bond of his town. I read the content of the book and found out I was totally wrong. The author gave full insight to the readers which helps to unravel the culture of the Igbo’s and how the land of Umuofia was during the anti colonial era. The book focus on so many things but the main things are Gender,Culture and Religion. I always wanted to know what inspired Chinua Achebe

  • Gender, Culture And Religion In Things Fall Apart By Chinua Achebe

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    land of Umuofia was during the anti colonial era. The book focus on so many things, but the main things are Gender, Culture and Religion. I always wanted to know what inspired Chinua Achebe to write this Novel I have read several articles and a lot of people write and talk about the novel inspiration, which was showing the aspect of Africa people didn 't know or usually see in a literary novel.

  • Analysis Of Bhabha's Hybridity

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    in-between spaces through which the meanings of cultural and political authority are negotiated” (Bhabha 1990, 4). For Bhabha, hybridity is developed from this “in-between” space of the colonizer’s culture and the colonized’s

  • Neo-Colonialism versus Post-Colonial Theorisation

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    At the most basic level, postcolonial theorisation is concerned with space; the Other’s space and our space. As the Palestinian literature theoretician, Edward Said – probably the most central figure of postcolonial thinking – expresses it: “Just as none of us is outside or beyond geography, none of us is completely free from the struggle over geography” (1993, pp. 6-7). The struggle over geography – this is how the central content in postcolonial thinking can be summarised. Geo-graphy, i.e. descriptions

  • Mayan Religion

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    Though the religious significance of Maya pyramids has long been recognized, the casual traveler may pass right by other, less-imposing but no less important, places of religious meaning to the Maya. The small, community churches constructed during colonial times were central to religious activity in the cah. The milpa field, where corn was grown with the kol and kash cycles of slash and burn agriculture, was also a focal point of religious ceremonies performed by the humble Maya farmer. The Classical

  • Postcoloniality In Etgar Keret's Room, By Emma Donoghue

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    defends Ireland’s right to be seen as a part of the post-colonial universe when he says Ireland’s location within debates on postcoloniality has always been—and will no doubt remain—contested, yet its inclusion is vital because of that very contestation. To include a country like Ireland among all the other countries with post-colonial histories is problematic for most because it somehow challenges the very reductive notion of all post-colonial literature being a sort of resistance against the west