Colonialism And Postcolonial Criticism

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2. THEORITICAL FRAMEWORK Postcolonial criticism helps us effectively to see connections among all the domains of experience such as psychological, social, ideological, political, aesthetic, and intellectual in ways that show us how these categories are attached to our experience of life and our world. Furthermore, postcolonial criticism provides us framework for investigating the comparisons among all critical theories such as feminism; Marxism; gay, lesbian, and queer theories; and African American theory, that deal with human oppression (Tyson, 2006, p. 417). Guerin et al. (2005, p. 303) state Postcolonial criticism denotes to a historical stage undergone by Third World countries after the decline of colonialism. For instance, when countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean detached from the European empires and decided to reconstitute their own authority. Furthermore, Bennett and Royle (2004, p. 2014) argue postcolonial criticism is concerned with what occurs or exist after the end of colonial rules covering all the culture affected by the imperial process from the moment of colonization to the present day. Tyson (2006, p. 427) suggest these are some common topics which are included postcolonial criticism: 1. The native people’s initial encounter with the colonizers and the disruption of indigenous culture. 2. The journey of the European outsider through an unfamiliar wilderness with a native guide 3. Othering (the colonizers’ treatment of members
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