GS201 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Edward Said, Chinua Achebe, Frantz Fanon

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5 Apr 2016
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Gs201 lesson 10: postcolonialism fanon & achebe (cid:1) (cid:1) (cid:1) (cid:1) (cid:1) (cid:1) Have a better sense of what colonialism is about. Europe rejected political, military, economic power across the world. Spread its worldview/belief systems/culture/political forms/economy around the world. About controlling and transforming the other parts of the world. Canada is the product of that colonial period. Colonialism has ended, but many relationships that were born in that period still persist. 1943 he leaves occupied martinique to fight for the free french forces. It is at war that he begins to doubt his relationship to his country/nation. Cultural and psychological dimensions of the relationship between colonizer and colonial populations: the dehumanization of the colonial gaze (what the colonizer sees in the colonized becomes central to their relationship) Lack of recognition: alienation of racialized colonial subjects: black skin, white. On violence (from the wretched of the earth) A psychoanalysis of colonization, but more specifically of the colonized subject.

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