Word: Colonial (discourse)


European colonizers tended to construct the identities of colonized peoples and lands as other: undeveloped, primitive, and immature; as homogeneous objects, rather than sources of knowledge. The colonizer, too, was represented—as having a duty which entailed both financial and emotional cost (and for many these costs were very real). Colonial discourse analysis critically examines the role played by these representers and representations in colonialism and imperialism.

Interesting... I always thought of colonial in terms of imperial expansion. In colonized people than, you find not mimicry, but mockery.

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