"Césaire's essay stands as an important document in the development of third world consciousness--a process in which [he] played a prominent role." --Library Journal This classic work, first published in France in 1955, profoundly influenced the generation of scholars and activists at the forefront of liberation struggles in Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Nearly twenty years later, when published for the first time in English, Discourse on Colonialism inspired a new generation engaged in the Civil Rights, Black Power, and anti-war movements and has sold more than 75,000 copies to date. Aimé Césaire eloquently describes the brutal impact of capitalism and colonialism on both the colonizer and colonized, exposing the contradictions and hypocrisy implicit in western notions of "progress" and "civilization" upon encountering the "savage," "uncultured," or "primitive." Here, Césaire reaffirms African values, identity, and culture, and their relevance, reminding us that "the relationship between consciousness and reality are extremely complex. . . . It is equally necessary to decolonize our minds, our inner life, at the same time that we decolonize society." An interview with Césaire by the poet René Depestre is also included.
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SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides for challenging works of literature. This 39-page guide for "Discourse on Colonialism" by Aime Cesaire includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 6 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis. Featured content includes commentary on major characters, 25 important quotes, essay topics, and key themes like The Moral Hypocrisy of Colonialism and The Dehumanizing Effects of Colonial Racism.
Written during the crucial first phase of English empire-building in the New World, Paradise Lost registers the radically divided attitudes toward the settlement of America that existed in seventeenth-century Protestant England. Evans looks at the relationship between Milton's epic and the pervasive colonial discourse of Milton's time. Evans bases his analysis on the literature of exploration and colonialism. The primary sources on which he draws range from sermons about the New World justifying colonization and exhorting virtue among colonists to promotional pamphlets designed to lure people and investment into the colonies. Evans's research allows him to create a richly textured picture of anxiety and optimism, guilt and moral certitude. The central question is whether Milton supported England's colonization or covertly attempted to subvert it. In contrast to those who attribute to Paradise Lost a specific political agenda for the American colonies, Evans maintains that Milton reflects the complexity and ambivalence of attitudes held by English society. Analyzing Paradise Lost against this background, Evans offers a new perspective on such fundamental issues as the narrator's shifting stance in the poem, the unique character of Milton's prelapsarian paradise, and the moral and intellectual status of Adam and Eve before and after the fall. From Satan's arrival in Hell to the expulsion from the garden of Eden, Milton's version of the Genesis myth resonates with the complex thematics of Renaissance colonialism.
The book characterizes colonialism as a duress contract entered into by the colonized and enforced by the colonizers. The contributors argue that the colonial "contract" must be voided because of the dehumanization and oppression implied. Only when unmasked and fully comprehended can colonialism be halted.
This volume compares and contrasts British and German colonialist discourses from a variety of angles: philosophical, political, social, economic, legal, and discourse-linguistic. British and German cooperation and competition are presented as complementary forces in the European colonial project from as early as the sixteenth century but especially after the foundation of the German Second Empire in 1871 – the era of the so-called 'Scramble for Africa'. The authors present the points of view not only of the colonizing nations, but also of former colonies, including Cameroon, Ghana, Morocco, Namibia, Tanzania, India, China, and the Pacific Islands. The title will prove invaluable for students and researchers working on British colonial history, German colonial history and post-colonial studies.
Challenging Colonial Narratives demonstrates that the traditional colonial dichotomy may reflect an artifice of the colonial discourse rather than the lived reality of the past. Matthew A. Beaudoin makes a striking case that comparative research can unsettle many deeply held assumptions and offer a rapprochement of the conventional scholarly separation of colonial and historical archaeology. To create a conceptual bridge between disparate dialogues, Beaudoin examines multigenerational nineteenth-century Mohawk and settler sites in southern Ontario, Canada. He demonstrates that few obvious differences exist and calls for more nuanced interpretive frameworks. Using conventional categories, methodologies, and interpretative processes from Indigenous and settler archaeologies, Beaudoin encourages archaeologists and scholars to focus on the different or similar aspects among sites to better understand the nineteenth-century life of contemporaneous Indigenous and settler peoples. Beaudoin posits that the archaeological record represents people’s navigation through the social and political constraints of their time. Their actions, he maintains, were undertaken within the understood present, the remembered past, and perceived future possibilities. Deconstructing existing paradigms in colonial and postcolonial theories, Matthew A. Beaudoin establishes a new, dynamic discourse on identity formation and politics within the power relations created by colonization that will be useful to archaeologists in the academy as well as in cultural resource management.
- Author : Adeline M. Koh
- Publisher : Unknown
- Release Date : 2008
- Genre : Uncategorized
- Pages : 231
- ISBN : UOM:39015068782419
1. Shakespeare, cultural materialism and the new historicism-2. Renaissance authority and its subversion, Henry IV and Henry V.- 3. This thing of darkness I acknowledge mine: The Tempest and the discourse of Colonialism. - 4. Transgressioon and surveillance in Measure for Measure. - 5. The patriarchal bard: feminist criticism and Shakespeare: King Lear and Measure for Measure. - 6. Strategies of State and political plays: A Midsummer Nights̀ Dream, Henry V, Henry VIII. - 7. Shakespeare understudies: the sodomite, the prostitute, the transvestite and their critics. - 8. Introduction: Reproductions, interventions. - 9. Givee an account of Shakespeare and Education, showing why you think they are effective and what you have appreciated about them. Support your comments with precise references. - 10. Royal Shakespeare: theatre and the making of ideology. - 11. Radical potentiality and institutional closure:Shakespeare in film and television. - 12. How Brecht read Shakespeare. - 13. Heritage and the market, regulation and desublimation.
Bringing together experts on Roman history, the history of classical scholarship, and the history of international law, this book analyzes the context, making, and impact of the great Italian Renaissance scholar Carlo Sigonio (1522/3-84) and his reconstruction of the Roman colonial model.
"""It is a remarkable work. Probably the most focussed on a critical examination of my theories on missionary discourse in Africa. Your rendering of my ideas is almost perfect."" Prof. V. Y. Mudimbe, Duke University ""This study of V. Y. Mudimbe's theories of missionary discourse in Africa makes an important contribution to research in the area of mission and colonial studies. The author not only successfully demythologises the missionary project but also provides the conceptual tools for the construction of the content of a post-missionary Christianity."" Prof. Peter B. Clarke, King's College, University of London F. W. Stenger, a member of the Missionaries of Africa [White Fathers], received his Ph. D. from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He is lecturer at Tangaza College, Catholic University of East Africa in Nairobi, Kenya. "
- Author : Ramesh K. Srivastava
- Publisher : Unknown
- Release Date : 1991
- Genre : African Americans
- Pages : 218
- ISBN : UOM:39015029451484
Authors, Texts, Issues By The Author Of The Highly Acclaimed Indian Literature: Positions And Propositions Brings Together Ten Essays Concerning Major Aspects Of Indian Literature. The Essays In The First Part Examine Some Of The Specific Anxieties Of Contemporary Indian Poetry In The Context Of Nation And Region, The Democratizing And Modernizing Forces And Processes In Post-Independence Indian Literature, And The Concept Of The Diaspora In The Context Of Indian Writing. The Essays In The Second Part Look At Some Specific Authors From Fresh Perspectives: Sarojini Naidu Is Re-Evaluated As An Indian Poet Sharing The Bhasha Traditions; Saratchandra Chatterjee Is Looked At From The Point Of View Of His Reception In Different Languages, And Sarala Dasa'S Mahabharata Is Examined For Its Subaltern Elements. The Third Part Looks At The Social Dynamics And Poetics Of Bhakti, The State Of Autobiography As A Genre, The Theoretical Status Of The Concept Of Orientalism Today, And The Activity Of Translation From An Indian Perspective. The Book Is Essential Reading For Academics Dealing With Indian Literature, Students, Researchers And Readers Broadly Interested In The Issues Of Indian Literature And Culture.