The Colonizer and the Colonized

The Colonizer and the Colonized Author Albert Memmi
ISBN-10 9781134030828
Year 2013-07-04
Pages 198
Language en
Publisher Routledge

This book is part of a 3-volume anthology of women's writing in Latin from antiquity to the early modern era. Each volume provides texts, contexts, and translations of a wide variety of works produced by women, including dramatic, poetic, and devotional writing. Volume One covers the age of Roman Antiquity and early Christianity.

Colonizer Or Colonized

Colonizer Or Colonized Author Sara E. Melzer
ISBN-10 9780812205183
Year 2011-11-29
Pages 344
Language en
Publisher University of Pennsylvania Press

Colonizer or Colonized introduces two colonial stories into the heart of France's literary and cultural history. The first describes elite France's conflicted relationship to the Ancient World. As much as French intellectuals aligned themselves with the Greco-Romans as an "us," they also resented the Ancients as an imperial "them," haunted by the memory that both the Greeks and Romans had colonized their ancestors, the Gauls. This memory put the elite on the defensive—defending against the legacy of this colonized past and the fear that they were the barbarian other. The second story mirrored the first. Just as the Romans had colonized the Gauls, France would colonize the New World, becoming the "New Rome" by creating a "New France." Borrowing the Roman strategy, the French Church and State developed an assimilationist stance towards the Amerindian "barbarian." This policy provided a foundation for what would become the nation's most basic stance towards the other. However, this version of assimilation, unlike its subsequent ones, encouraged the colonized and the colonizer to engage in close forms of contact, such as mixed marriages and communities. This book weaves these two different stories together in a triangulated dynamic. It asks the Ancients to step aside to include the New World other into a larger narrative in which elite France carved out their nation's emerging cultural identity in relation to both the New World and the Ancient World.

The Colonizer and the Colonized Analysis of Shakespeare s The Tempest

The Colonizer and the Colonized  Analysis of Shakespeare s  The Tempest Author Sirinya Pakditawan
ISBN-10 3656840237
Year 2014-11-17
Pages 20
Language en

Seminar paper from the year 2006 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3, University of Hamburg, language: English, abstract: It is a fact that Shakespeare's plays are an essential part of the Elizabethan period and hence deal with topics characteristic of this time. This is also true of The Tempest, which was probably written in 1610 - 1611, for it is concerned with the theme of colonization and exploration of the New World, the newly discovered Americas. The Elizabethan period is known as the Age of Exploration. Thus, The Tempest not only deals with the effects of colonization and civilization on the natives but some critics also tend to read this play as a metaphor of colonialism, since every character is concerned with how he would govern the island if he was the ruler. However, The Tempest can be regarded as a play whose plot is completely original and also very personal. The critic Richard Dutton even claims that there is a "theory that Prospero in The Tempest represents Shakespeare himself." Critics have taken this play very seriously and have pointed out its complexity. Hence, Stanley Wells says that "The Tempest (...) is a supremely poetic drama (...) because it speaks (...) on many levels, universally relevant (...) and (...) universally effective." Why is The Tempest regarded as so original and unique? Well, one might find an answer to this question by taking a closer look at its background, its sources, its structure and at its main characters. For this reason, I will deal with the sources of The Tempest in more detail in the following chapter. In a next step, the dramatic structure of the play will be analyzed. Since this play is mainly about colonizers and the colonized, it is also of vital importance to analyze the prominent character Caliban and the European characters' attitude to him, in this context. It will be argued that Caliban becomes a victim of colonization.

Decolonization and the Decolonized

Decolonization and the Decolonized Author Albert Memmi
ISBN-10 0816647356
Year 2006
Pages 148
Language en
Publisher U of Minnesota Press

Memmi examines the manifold causes of the failure of decolonization efforts throughout the world. As outspoken and controversial as ever, he initiates a much-needed discussion of the ex-colonized and refuses to idealize those who are too often painted as hapless victims.

Debunking the Myths of Colonization

Debunking the Myths of Colonization Author Samar Attar
ISBN-10 9780761850397
Year 2010-04-13
Pages 316
Language en
Publisher University Press of America

Debunking the Myths of Colonization. examines Salman Rushdie's thesis on the paradoxical nature of colonialism and its horrific impact on the psyche of the colonized. It probes Frantz Fanon's theories concerning the relationship between colonizers and colonized, and attempts to apply these theories to modern Arabic literature. Like Rushdi and Fanon, many Arab writers have embarked on a journey to the metropolis of their ex-colonial masters. Due to their encounter with English or French culture, they have written memoirs, poems, or fictions in which they have represented themselves and the 'other.' Their representations differ markedly according to their own make up as human beings, their class, education, experiences, and gender. Yet what brings them together is their love-hate relationship with the ex-colonizer. In the case of the Palestinian writers, however, there is only bitterness and bewilderment at Israel as a colonizing power in the 21st century and its Jewish citizens, who were once victims in Europe but now have turned into victimizers.

Discourse on Colonialism

Discourse on Colonialism Author Aimé Césaire
ISBN-10 9781583674109
Year 2001-01-01
Pages 102
Language en
Publisher NYU Press

"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.

Black Skin White Masks

Black Skin  White Masks Author Frantz Fanon
ISBN-10 0745300359
Year 1967
Pages 232
Language en
Publisher Pluto Press

Fanon, born in Martinique and educated in France, is generally regarded as the leading anti-colonial thinker of the 20th century. His first book is an analysis of the impact of colonial subjugation on the black psyche. It is a very personal account of Fanon's experience being black: as a man, an intellectual, and a party to a French education.--Adapted from


Adua Author Igiaba Scego
ISBN-10 1939931452
Year 2017-06-13
Pages 185
Language en

"This book depicts the soul and the body of a daughter and a father, illuminating words that are used every day and swiftly emptied of meaning: migrants, diaspora, refugees, separation, hope, humiliation, death.” --Panorama "Igiaba Scego is an original voice who connects Italy’s present with its colonial past. Adua is an important novel that obliges the country to confront both memory and truth.”--Amara Lakhous, author of Clash of Civilizations Over an Elevator in Piazza Vittorio Adua, an immigrant from Somalia to Italy, has lived in Rome for nearly forty years. She came seeking freedom from a strict father and an oppressive regime, but her dreams of becoming a film star ended in shame. Now that the civil war in Somalia is over, her homeland calls her. Yet Adua has a husband who needs her, a young man, also an immigrant, who braved a dangerous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea. When her father, who worked as an interpreter for Mussolini’s fascist regime, dies, Adua inherits the family home. She must decide whether to make the journey back to reclaim her material inheritance, but also how to take charge of her own story and build a future. Igiaba Scego is an Italian novelist and journalist. She was born in Rome in 1974 to Somali parents who took refuge in Italy following a coup d’�tat in their native country, where her father served as foreign minister.

A Different Shade of Colonialism

A Different Shade of Colonialism Author Eve Troutt Powell
ISBN-10 0520928466
Year 2003-05-29
Pages 271
Language en
Publisher Univ of California Press

This incisive study adds a new dimension to discussions of Egypt's nationalist response to the phenomenon of colonialism as well as to discussions of colonialism and nationalism in general. Eve M. Troutt Powell challenges many accepted tenets of the binary relationship between European empires and non-European colonies by examining the triangle of colonialism marked by Great Britain, Egypt, and the Sudan. She demonstrates how central the issue of the Sudan was to Egyptian nationalism and highlights the deep ambivalence in Egyptian attitudes toward empire and the resulting ambiguities and paradoxes that were an essential component of the nationalist movement. A Different Shade of Colonialism enriches our understanding of nineteenth- and twentieth-century Egyptian attitudes toward slavery and race and expands our perspective of the "colonized colonizer."

The Colonization of Psychic Space

The Colonization of Psychic Space Author Kelly Oliver
ISBN-10 9780816644742
Year 2004
Pages 245
Language en
Publisher U of Minnesota Press

Oliver (philosophy, Vanderbilt U.) does not attempt to apply psychoanalysis to oppression. Rather she transforms psychoanalytic concepts such as alienation, melancholy, and shame into social concepts by developing a psychoanalytic theory based on a notion of the individual or psyche that is thoroughly social. The psyche and the social world are so

Introducing Postcolonial Theories

Introducing Postcolonial Theories Author Taisha Abraham
ISBN-10 1403931585
Year 2007
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Macmillan

This volume on postcolonial theories focuses on the theoretical essays included in the English syllabi across the universities in India. The book has chapters on The Colonizer and The Colonized , Subalternity , Education and Language , Culture and G

The Wretched of the Earth

The Wretched of the Earth Author Frantz Fanon
ISBN-10 0802198856
Year 2007-12-01
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

Frantz Fanon was one of the twentieth century’s most important theorists of revolution, colonialism, and racial difference, and this, his masterwork, is a classic alongside Orientalism and The Autobiography of Malcolm X. The Wretched of the Earth is a brilliant analysis of the psychology of the colonized and their path to liberation. Bearing singular insight into the rage of colonized peoples and the role of violence in historical change, the book also incisively attacks postindependence disenfranchisement of the masses by the elite on one hand, and intertribal and interfaith animosities on the other. A veritable handbook of social reorganization for leaders of emerging nations, The Wretched of the Earth has had a major impact on civil rights, anticolonialism, and black-consciousness movements around the world. This new translation updates its language for a new generation of readers and its lessons are more vital now than ever.

The Colonizer s Model of the World

The Colonizer s Model of the World Author J. M. Blaut
ISBN-10 9781462505609
Year 2012-07-23
Pages 246
Language en
Publisher Guilford Press

This influential book challenges one of the most pervasive and powerful beliefs of our time--that Europe rose to modernity and world dominance due to unique qualities of race, environment, culture, mind, or spirit, and that progress for the rest of the world resulted from the diffusion of European civilization. J. M. Blaut persuasively argues that this doctrine is not grounded in the facts of history and geography, but in the ideology of colonialism. Blaut traces the colonizer's model of the world from its 16th-century origins to its present form in theories of economic development, modernization, and new world order.

Becoming An Ally

Becoming An Ally Author Anne Bishop
ISBN-10 1842772252
Year 2002-10-04
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher Zed Books

This new edition of a classic book, expanded to encompass the last seven years of work, experiences, and insight, looks specifically at addressing oppression in people. By narrowing the focus, Anne Bishop again raises a number of questions concerning where oppression comes from: Has it always been with us as a part of 'human nature'? What can we do to change it? What does individual healing have to do with the struggles for social justice?

Prospero and Caliban

Prospero and Caliban Author Octave Mannoni
ISBN-10 0472064304
Year 1990
Pages 218
Language en
Publisher University of Michigan Press

A classic in psychological ethnography and the history of colonialism