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Colonialism:

- a process whereby the metropole establishes unequal social, economic, and cultural relations with another territory, now called a colony
- it involves large movement of people and resources from the metropole to the colony for purposes of governing and extracting resources/wealth

2

As globalization spread, encounters with exotic others often led to one of two responses:

- romanticization
- subjugation

3

Romanticization:

'aren't they cute and quaint, let's save them'

4

Subjugation:

'they don't know any better, so let's make them work for us for free'

5

____ and ____ were avenues through which colonization was enacted.

- sport
- leisure

6

Postcolonialism:

- a process and a state of gaining independence
- legacy remains

7

How does colonialism turn into settler colonialism?

- settlers seek out a new and better life in the colony
- Canada becomes British in its institutions
- as Canada evolves, it eventually seeks independence
- after independence, a postcolonial phase is entered, but all the British institutions continue
- these institutions promote the idea that Canada is multicultural country
- this is how multicultural becomes a racist concept

8

_____ reinforces the distinction between colony and metropole. ____ ____ erases it.

- colonialism
- settler colonialism

9

Heteronormativity:

the assumption that is right, correct, and natural for males to be attracted to females and v.v.

10

Homonormativity:

- does the same for non-heterosexual individuals
- there's a right way to be gay (or lesbian, etc.)

11

Underlying concepts of heteronormativity and homonormativity are _____ view.

neoliberal/capitalist

12

Homonormativity refers to a _____, ______ politics that does not contest dominant _____ forms but upholds and sustains them.

- white
- neoliberal
- heteronormative

13

Homonationalism:

- supporting Canada often means purchasing merchandise (the first Gay House was started to boost tourism business)
- supporting Canada at the Olympics was another expression of nationalism

14

Settler homonationalism:

- all non-indigenous subjects in Canada are crafted with a colonial context
- concepts such as multiculturalism contain within them racist, capitalist, and colonialist underpinnings

15

Explain how people claim that Olympics were on stolen land:

- seeking freedom of culture, life, and heritage
- unceded land: "we never gave up our land to any type of foreign government"
- land is being invaded and occupied by other people
- linking crime, poverty, drugs and prostitution in downtown Vancouver with sports in general and Olympics
- as more land is cleared for sports, more Native people get displaced
- Sport is producing indigenous homelessness and poverty and crime

16

Settler homonationalism is a collaboration of:

- capitalism
- nationalism
- settler colonialism
- homonormativity

17

Settler homonationalism: be the right kind of gay (_____) by buying (_____) merchandise and tickets to support your country (____) without knowing or caring about Indigenous issues (____).

- homonormative
- capitalism
- nationalism
- settler colonialism