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Postcolonialism and Globalization

Monday, August 24, 2009

Postcolonial

On The Excerpt Mill I quote a passage by R. S. Sugirtharajah on globalization and colonialism:

Like most of the cultural forces of our time, globalization manifests itself in a variety of ways – economically, politically, and culturally – and all of these evolved over several centuries of European imperialism. In some ways, what the present globalization does, following the demise of the old colonialism, is to intensify the power relations in a more acute manner. The crucial difference between the old colonialism and the current globalization is the unrivaled grip of the United States on the world economy through military and foreign policies, its financial and mercantile corporations, and its hold on world culture through its massive media outputs – television, film, and publishing.

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2 Comments
  1. Monday, August 24, 2009 11:30 am

    great quote.

  2. Monday, August 24, 2009 4:23 pm

    Thanks.

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