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Edward Said Colonial Discourse Theory

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This essay "Edward Said Colonial Discourse Theory" analyze that of colonial discourse theory, Orientalism, was also a precursor of post-colonial studies that emerged powerfully in the last decade of Twentieth Century. It is possible to find traces of Orientalist attitudes in recent works of art and literature as well…
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Ethnographic Film and Post Colonial Discourse

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1) The postcolonial discourse is that "the silent other has to re-claim its lost voice/identity since the other is always feminized and voiceless in the colonial discourse"1. The colonizers constitute their identities.
3) Another outstanding critic Homi Bhabha was more interested in "hybridity", "mimicry", "in-between-ness", and "Third Space"…
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20th Century Literary Theory:Orientalism as a tool of colonial discourse

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In the history of twentieth century literary theory,colonial discourse has an important role.Orientalism can be comprehended as the reproduction of various vital elements of the Eastern cultures in the West by writers, designers and artists …
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The United States in Radical Vietnamese Anti-Colonial Discourse

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This paper "The United States in Radical Vietnamese Anti-Colonial Discourse" presents the background to the Vietnam war and explains what went wrong for America. The Vietnamese-American conflict lasted from 1945-1975 with the last fourteen years culminating in a war that resulted in 60,000 US lives…
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Critical Response to an Analysis of the Tempest by Shakespeare
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Shakespeare’s the Tempest is popularly known to be his final act on stage. Many scholars discussed it as a play reflecting the colonial mindset of the British, of which, a person like Shakespeare would be familiar with. …
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The legacy of empire: Tayeb Salih
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The single moment in the novel, which illustrates the divided impact or contradictory impact on throne on the Mustafa Saeed is when he succeeded in colonial discourse that attempted in domesticating the colonized subjects and abolishing the radical otherness. The colonial…
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Compare the arguments of Brown and Willis about The Tempest (William Shakespears) and discuss how their arguments and/or comparison might help us understand something about EITHER Englishness OR The Other

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Topic: Compare the arguments of Brown and Willis about "The Tempest" (William Shakespeare) and discuss how their arguments and/or comparison might help us in understand something about “The Other”.
Deborah Willis has made a complaint on the critics’ literature on…
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In the heart of the country (2)
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Name Instructor Class 20 May 2013 Magda’s Unreliability: Education and Language in Coetzee’s In the Heart of the Country The viewpoint of the narrator is not always trustworthy. John Maxwell Coetzee’s In the Heart of the Country explores the factors and forces that distort a narrator’s perspective…
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Make use of any of the poems/creative examples we've circulated in class and/or come up with your own material
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A reflection of both colonial and post colonial Africa is outlined by Patrick Williams and Laura Chrisman in Colonial discourse and Post-colonial theory. The book gives the diversity of post colonialism which is depicted in the third world and the experience they get in…
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Explore the dynamics of cultural difference as manifest within an artistic and cultural encounter, with reference to 19th C Orientalism. In what ways can the nature of your chosen artistic and cultural encounter be related to broader social, economic or p
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As reiterated by scholars, the term Orientalism is derived from the study of colonization through which depictions of the Orient fashioned contradictions and differences…
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Impact of Colonial Ideology

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The paper entitled 'Impact of Colonial Ideology' presents colonization that can be defined as “a linkage of dominative structure and political or discursive suppression, regarding the heterogeneity of the subject or subjects that are under consideration”…
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To what extent does cinema provide an opportunity for non-western nations and peoples an opportunity to export their culture across the globe
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Cultural translation, especially with regards to the concept of cross-cultural encounter, refers to the transformation, change, and appropriation of a specific culture in different economic, political, social, and cultural contexts (Gabriel, 2011: p344). Specifically, cultural…
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An Islamic Film Review
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“Ae Fond Kiss” is a remarkable film by Ken Loach. The film appeared before its audiences in the year 2004. Being a romantic drama by nature, the film had enough material to glue its audiences to the theatre seats. …
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The literature of exile and imaginary homelands in salmon rushdie, bharati mukherjee, and v. s. naipaul

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The effects of the displacement of peoples-their forced migration, their deportation, their voluntary emigration, their movement to new lands where they made themselves masters over others or became subjects of the masters of their new homes-reverberate down the years and are still felt today…
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French Novels
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The highly distinguished writer Maryse Cond is perhaps best known for her contribution to the world of academia, after having lectured at many well-known universities across America and Europe before retiring from Colombia University in 2004. Her contribution to the literary domain is also outstanding, with many of her novels contributing towards issues of race and gender…
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A comparative analysis of French and other local languages in Conde's Traversee de la Mangrove and Chamoiseau's Chronique des sept miseres

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The highly distinguished writer Maryse Condé is perhaps best known for her contribution to the world of academia, after having lectured at many well-known universities across America and Europe before retiring from Colombia University in 2004. Her contribution to the literary…
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Post-colonial London
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Postcolonial London The existence of hegemonic stories about London is not a new phenomenon. The stories focus on London’s hegemonic nature during the colonial period, emphasizing on the tactics that the country used to, at one time, dominate about 50% of the world…
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Oroonoko Close Reading (Anti- Slavery Text)

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Oroonoko is a prose narrative exploring slavery. This is interwoven with the royal love of two beautiful young people. Aphra being the first professional woman writer in the…
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On Visual Culture - Asian Americans in Film and Its Critical Discourse

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This paper 'On Visual Culture - Asian Americans in Film and Its Critical Discourse" focuses on the fact that in the process of critical inquiry, the author uses the action films as a genre in which the titles such are Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Romeo Must Die, and Charlie’s Angels. …
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Internet Comedy (American) and Asian Stereotypes
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[Author’s Name] [Class] 07 June 2012 Internet Comedy (American) and Asian Stereotypes America is the land of cultural diversity, a country of immigrants and a multicultural society. Yet, America is also the land of stereotypes that predetermine individual and public perceptions of the multicultural world…
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Personal Obsession in The Emperors Babe and Purple Hibiscus
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Both the stories in question have a female, colored protagonist. The two central characters Zuleika and Kambili are also similarly aged – it is their teenage years that are being explored. …
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Influence of Colonialism on Politics and Economics of Africa Nations
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In assessing the progress of Africa nations in post- colonial era, it is important to factor in the adverse outcomes of the sudden transition from being under pressure to a free and independent country…
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Illustrating your answer in reference to Chocolat (1988) and secondary reading, answer the following question. Give reasons for
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Chocolat (1988) and Issues of Race in non-Mainstream Cinema [Author’s s name] Chocolat (1988) and Issues of Race in non-Mainstream Cinema Mainstream media has a certain amount of responsibility to conform to the demands of the masses when it comes to portraying and laying down facts and figures…
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Postcolonial Literature Book Report/Review
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This paper encompasses an examination of political postcolonial mimicry in literature. Specifically, it will investigate postcolonial mimicry in the literature of V.S. Naipaul's The Mimic Men and Meera Seal's Anita & Me. Postcolonial literature will be examined along with other significant writers and works.
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Create a definition of a hero and emphasize the core values of Saint Leos college excellence and integrity

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However, in the five literary texts that I am going to discuss, it appears that heroes are not often male, and they are also not often the popular ones;…
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Pick up a topic from my instruction
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Published in the year 1999 by the Indian American writer Jhumpa Lahiri, the book captivates the lives of Indians and Indian…
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Queer Theory Questions
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The author answers the questions about Queer politics which stood in contrast to the category based identity politics of traditional gay and lesbian activism. Queer activism was founded on the back of increased physical and legal attacks on gay and lesbian community members.  …
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Alice Walker: In the Pages of History
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The artists are believed to be working in order to illustrate their unexpressed emotions and feelings. The artists without an emotional quotient are no artists at all. Alice Walker is an African American novelist, poet, short story writer and political activist…
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Fitzgeralds Translation of Omar Khayyam

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Muslim Persia has produced some of the greatest luminaries of the Islamic world, who have immensely contributed to the intellectual development of mediaeval time and were mainly instrumental in bringing about the renaissance of the western world. Their invaluable work procured the necessary link in the evolution of mankind and has left their ineffaceable marks on the pages of world history…
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Re-writing the Post - Colonial Canon

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This paper, Re-writing the Post - Colonial Canon, highlights that before we discuss the six novels against the post-colonial backdrop, it is necessary to build the backdrop by answering   certain fundamental questions such as, ‘What is canon?’, ‘What is post-colonialism?’, ‘What is colonialism?’…
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Influence of Colonialism on Political Structures of Africa Nations
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This study will look at the historical and current political and economic structures of three African countries (Algeria, Liberia and South Africa). Since Liberia was not colonized by Europeans, Algeria attained independence in the late 60s and South Africa attained independence in the 1990s…
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Post Colonialism
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This paper "Post Colonialism" discusses colonialism as a source of violence rather than reacting violently against the colonizers as seen earlier. This theory is true in post-colonial India. Rushdie also pictured it by constantly seeking a historical semblance in the life of his protagonist…
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Imperialism, Individualism and the Great Game in Kim Novel
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The reporter casts light upon the fact that Espionage, on the surface, exhibits adventure and intrigue, but real espionage in colonial history exposes the efforts of different Empires in controlling the fates of their colonies…
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Tourism's Influence on Ecological and Social Conditions in Tanzania
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The prime purpose of the report “Tourism’s Influence on Ecological and Social Conditions in Tanzania” is to present conflicts among the stakeholders investing in the tourism of the African country famous for Mount Kilimanjaro, Serengeti National Park, the Olduvai Gorge, and the beaches of Zanzibar…
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The Literature of exile and imaginary homelands in Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children
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This essay talks about Salman Rushdie’s novels “Midnight’s Children” and “The Satanic Verses”. It describes a way of national identification which differs from the usual concept. The spatial perspective in Salman Rushdie’s novels is linked to the reconstruction of the notion of home…
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Forces and Interests that Lay Behind English Overseas Expansion
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The paper "Forces and Interests that Lay Behind English Overseas Expansion" discusses that the British Empire, as we saw was not one monolithic enterprise. The form it took in its peak during the 19th century, was the culmination of a complex sequence of historical events…
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Cultural Photographs by Martn Chambi
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This paper "Cultural Photographs by Martín Chambi" focuses on the fact that Martin Chambi was born in Puno located along the shores of Lake Titicaca, to a family of native Quechua peasants, he is celebrated world over in the artistic circle for his commercial photography. …
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Ethical, Gender Implications of Considering Travel Writing as a Form of Cultural Interpretation
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From the paper "Ethical, Gender Implications of Considering Travel Writing as a Form of Cultural Interpretation" it is clear that travel writing is not hailed as a cultural interpretation of those who are being written about. The writings are tainted with the perspective of the people who are writing them…
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Through representation of poverty in particular ways, NGOs have been more a part of the problem than a part of the solution. Discuss with relevant examples
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This is because there hardly anyone globally can claim he or she is self sufficient to the extent does not entail another’s person helping him or her…
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Race, Imperialism, and the Problem with Other in Conrad's Heart of Darkness when Compared to Silah's Season of Migration to the North
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In Heart of Darkness, Conrad engages the nature of his own conflicting myths about Africa. Where he had once believed it a mysterious place of adventure, it becomes something of darkness and terror…
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Evaluation of Post-colonialism Theorists
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The following assignment "Evaluation of Post-colonialism Theorists" dwells on the ideas expressed by the theorists, Edward Said and Gayatri Spivak. It is stated that the collapse of western colonization after the World War II did not, sadly, end the oppression of the once colonized countries…
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Female Gentinal Mutilation
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Female Circumcision and its Abolition Your Name Name of of Professor Abstract Female Genital Mutilation refers to the introduction of changes to the genetic parts of a woman. This is practiced in many parts of Africa and in many Muslim societies where it has now become a part of the traditions of this society…
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Language and Identity in Africa
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Name Instructor Date Language and identity in Africa Language forms a core part of any human distinctiveness through which, one can tell the age and origin of a person. In addition, language symbolizes one’s national and cultural identity. Identity here refers to the feeling of belonging to a larger social group by an individual…
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Short answers
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Ma Jolie on the hand is effectively impenetrable and in either of the cases the sealing over of space emasculates and dephallisizes the male viewer. Some cubist paintings allude…
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The media and the experts determine how we see the rest of the world (Said 1997) How far could public opinion resist the influence of the political and econom

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Power make things change or prevent thing changing. Whether defined as the ability to make decisions and to have those decisions carried out, to influence hearts and minds, to alter states of being or simply to hire and fire workers, power is the key factor in the dynamics of any culture.
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Discuss the following statement: economic restructuring in the Third World was essential and structural adjustment and conditionalities were the right policies

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This debate has polarized the school of economics and economic thought with each camp (one for the state and the other for the market)…
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New Culture and Technology
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This essay discusses new technologies which play a crucial role in today’s society. Technology, however, also interacts with the process of culture formation and individuals’ definition of self, illustrating an even greater impact in the lives of human beings…
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Research paper on the author Dylan Thomas

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As Dylan Thomas’ critics have made controversial claims, to the point of being mutually exclusive, about his oeuvre; his legacy with respect to the literary canon in English has still remained elusive, if not obscure. Leaving aside his alcoholism, his intellectualism or lack…
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New Culture and Technology
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New technologies play a crucial role in today's society. Given the intimate interaction between human beings and technology, it is no doubt that it has affected human lives as much as any other factor in history. Technology, however, also interacts with the process of culture formation and individuals' definition of self, illustrating an even greater impact in the lives of human beings…
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What impact does emigration among ethnic Arab christians from the Middle East to the U.S. have on their identity crisis
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The term identity crisis was first put forward by a well known psychologist Erikson in 20th centuray. Ethnicity is a variable that plays a significant role in shaping up human affairs and societies (Horowitz 630; Erikson 11-22)…
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