Thematic Essay: Explain how European Imperialism influenced both Africa and India in similar and different ways. The Influence of the European Imperialism on Africa and India Imperialism influenced both Africa and India in similar and different ways. To understand these ways, firstly, there should be a general idea of what imperialism is. It is something that has existed since the earliest times of human civilization. The point of it was to get hold of natural resources, subdue enemies, accumulate wealth, and to win power, supremacy, and glory.
(Gellar 1986, 126) Another theory that was used to legitimize European rule would be social darwinism which was derived from Darwin’s Theory of Evolution. Social darwinism was based on Darwin’s biological theories of 'natural selection' and the 'survival of the fittest.' It was used to legitimize a social structure and a capitalist system where the whites were the ones who are fit to dominate and are superior to other racial groups. (Townson 2001) These theories led to the rise of a master-servant relationship between the Europeans and Africans. Moreover, the Africans were referred to as “native” which implies that
In the 1800s, countries in Europe were scrambling for Africa and land grabbing whatever piece of land they can get. The European nations were claiming that they were “civilizing” the Africans and bringing them towards civilization and a more civilized manner. The three main motivations why they would do this would be, nationalism,
Coloniality of power is a concept/phrase originally coined by Anibal Quijano. The concept itself refers to interconnecting the practices and legacies of European colonialism in social orders and forms of knowledge. More specifically, it describes the lasting legacy of colonialism within modern society in the form of social and racial discrimination that has been incorporated into today’s social orders. Furthermore, it identifies the racial, political and social hierarchies enforced by European colonialists in Latin America that gave value to certain people while marginalizing others. Quijano’s main argument is based around the notion that the colonial structure of power created a class system, where Spaniards and other light skinned ethnicities
1. Colonialism - is the act of occupying a foreign land to acquire partial or full political control in an attempt to gain economically through exploiting and extraction of its resources. • Example-An example of colonialism was how the British settled in North and South America to get the raw materials that they had a difficult time acquiring. • Sentence- Colonialism was widely practiced during the 15th and 16th centuries. • The historical significance of the term colonialism to the study of American history was how the British colonized in America in an attempt to acquire raw goods.
Introduction In the Caribbean, each territory has a unique social stratification systems which have been developed over the past centuries. This encouraged the people of these many cultures within the region to advance their social status - or his/her ‘social well-being,’ and the status of their family through the movement of social mobility. In this paper, it is my contention that social mobility is possible in the Caribbean since it allows persons to move in the social stratification system; secondly – to briefly address the current situation of social mobility within the Caribbean region, specifically in the countries of Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica and Guyana. And finally, that social mobility has shaped better opportunities in the Caribbean. In order to support these claims, I will discuss the characterisitcs of social moblity, while providing the necessary examples.
France and Britain were the main conquer in African colonies, because there conqueror of land in Africa. Founded in document D African colonies and their exports. Economic factors were more of a driving force behind imperialism since the imperialists were in search of natural resources for improving technology and their national pride. The Europeans went to Africa because of their many resources and their quantities of gold, fur, and yarn all superior resources for the Europeans. Africa had dealt with European
Over the course of history, the Caribbean has been through a lot of stages from slavery, colonialism come right down to independence and post-independence. With slavery, the blacks were introduced, then we have the Europeans and of course the Indians came with the indenture ship program. Since the Caribbean has such a diverse array of cultures and ethnic groups, it is expected that these groups will leave their own impact on the society as a whole. To account for the influence and analyze the impact these different ethnic groups have M.G Smith sought to understand how these groups live together in a society that is deeply ‘plural’. In this paper I will seek to analyze the contribution the plural society model has made in understanding the social structure of the Caribbean.
2, 1/22). However, the outstretched arms of colonization proceeded with a “better” plan, to remove any inkling of progress that could define an advanced African society. Slaves were taken from West Africa, prisoners from inland regions and taken out to the coast to be shipped off the New World and the colonies (Lect. 3, 1/25). The financial incentive, ability to easily obtain labor, and having utmost control over a group of people, only further added to the propensity for slave trade, “The settlers of North America continued, above all, to need labor.
The Language Culture and Society programme provides us with strong theoretical and interdisciplinary foundation for the study of a range of educational practices across the human lifespan and in a range of theoretical and methodological perspective is brought to bear on studies that explore the nature of literate practices, democracy and civic engagement and participation in social life. The programme focuses on relationships between education school and the dynamics and changing structures of language, culture, and society. It examines connection between broader, social, cultural, linguistic, historical, aesthetic and political factors in education and the local context in which these issues take place. It has long been recognized that language is an essential and important part of a given culture and that the impact of culture upon a given language is something intrinsic and indispensible. Language is a social phenomenon.