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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

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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