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Postcolonial theory, colonization

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Department
English
Course
E 341
Professor
Aparna Gollapudi
Semester
Fall

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27 November Postcolonial Theory What does Post Colonial mean? Ania Loomba’s essay indicates the problems of defining it – indicating instead the range of its meanings Let’s begin by defining Colonialism: Conventional, literal definition of Colonization: a body of people from one geographical area creating a settlement or colony in a new locality but maintaining connections with parent state and remaining politically subject to it Parent state = Metropole; occupied land = Colony Relationship – Metropole-Colony = Center-Margin But what about the population already occupying the “new locality”? What happens to their communities, languages, culture? Colonization “locked the original inhabitants and the newcomers into the most complex and traumatic relationships in human history.” Colonization devalued a nation’s past, culture, history, progress in favor of a preference for Eurocentric norms, customs, language, culture. Forming a
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