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POSTCOLONIALISM. Marco Maran. Meaning of Postcolonialism. Post-colonialism is an umbrella term made up by three component parts: Post: A Latinate prefix referring to something coming after something, therefore it is a movement referring to something previous

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Postcolonialism

POSTCOLONIALISM

Marco Maran


Postcolonialism

Meaning of Postcolonialism

Post-colonialism is an umbrella term made up by three component parts:

  • Post: A Latinate prefix referring to something coming after something, therefore it is a movement referring to something previous

  • Colonial: since Post-colonialism comes after colonialism

  • Ism: suffix that generally brings with it a critical attitude


About history

About History

  • Without colonialism there would be no post-colonialism.

  • Colonialism is about the dominance of a strong nation over another weaker one.

  • Colonialism happens when a strong nation sees that its material interest and affluence require it to expand outside its borders.

  • Colonialism is the acquisition of the colonialist, by brute force, of extra markets, extra resources of raw material and manpower from the colonies.

  • The colonialist, while committing these atrocities against the natives and territories of the colonies, convinces himself that he stands on high moral grounds.


Effects of colonialism

Effects of Colonialism

  • Oppression is a basic ingredient of colonialism.

  • Oppression dehumanizes both the oppressor and the oppressed.

  • Most national movements were radical and violent in their approaches in response to the aggression of colonialism.


Post colonial literature

Post-colonial Literature

Post-colonialism mainly focus on:

  • The need in nations or group which have been colonized to achieve an uncontaminated identity

  • The relations and the effect of racism

  • The relationship between postcolonial and feminism

  • Race relations

  • Slaver

  • Apartheid

  • Mass extinction


Postcolonial texts

Postcolonial texts

  • culturally specific details

  • lack of tranlations or explanation of non-European practices

  • decentering of European-based reading

  • decentering of the white characters, who become faceless, nameless representative of a dominating power, shifting the power relationship within the text.


Postcolonialism deals with

Postcolonialism deals with

  • The cultural identity matters of colonized societies

  • The dilemmas of developing a national identity after colonial rule

  • The ways in which writers articulate and celebrate cultural identity


Postcolonialism today

Postcolonialism Today

  • expose to both the colonizer and ex-colonized the falsity or validity of their assumpions

  • is concerned with the social and cultural effect of colonization

  • the west paved its passage to the orient and the rest of the world is based on unconfounded truths.


Postcolonialism today1

Postcolonialism Today

  • a modern phenomenon.

  • not a discrete occurence

  • an examination of premodern colonial activities will allow better understanding of modern structures of power domination


The pioneers of post colonialism

The Pioneers of Post-colonialism

  • Edward Said

  • Franz Fanon

  • Homi Bhabha

  • J. M. Coetzee


The end

THE END

Thanks for your attention


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