For generations now, Edward W. Said’s Orientalism has defined our understanding of colonialism and empire, and this Penguin Modern Classics edition contains a preface written by Said shortly before his death in 2003. 108 more words
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In his article ‘Cultural Identity and Diaspora’, Stuart Hall pinpoints the precarious, misleading and very often oppressive human tendency to grasp individual identity through rediscovering cultural identity, one which is in turn founded upon assumptions of a common history that has emerged from a single, fixed and certain origin. 3,674 more words
Before we delve into the world of Paleofauna, we must first understand how writing is used to achieve a specific goal. When you read an article about politics, the economy, or yes, even Paleofauna, you must realize that the author of that article has a goal, most notably, they want you to believe what they believe. 987 more words
SELECTED NEWS OF THE DAY. . .
| ISRAEL RAZES LANDS, UPROOTS OLIVE TREES IN AL-KHADER VILLAGE
Israeli military bulldozers razed Palestinian agricultural lands and uprooted olive trees in the al-Khader village, south of the southern occupied West Bank district of Bethlehem, on Thursday. 1,002 more words
- We might divide the authors we’re looking at this week up according to whether they are discussing the intellectual who lives and works in the postcolony (Fanon, Biko, Ngugi) or the postcolonial/minority intellectual living in the North. 401 more words