Flashcards in Colonialism Deck (17)
- 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
As globalization spread, encounters with exotic others often led to one of two responses:
'aren't they cute and quaint, let's save them'
'they don't know any better, so let's make them work for us for free'
____ and ____ were avenues through which colonization was enacted.
- a process and a state of gaining independence
- legacy remains
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
_____ reinforces the distinction between colony and metropole. ____ ____ erases it.
- settler colonialism
the assumption that is right, correct, and natural for males to be attracted to females and v.v.
- does the same for non-heterosexual individuals
- there's a right way to be gay (or lesbian, etc.)
Underlying concepts of heteronormativity and homonormativity are _____ view.
Homonormativity refers to a _____, ______ politics that does not contest dominant _____ forms but upholds and sustains them.
- 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
- all non-indigenous subjects in Canada are crafted with a colonial context
- concepts such as multiculturalism contain within them racist, capitalist, and colonialist underpinnings
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
Settler homonationalism is a collaboration of:
- settler colonialism