[ pˌə͡ʊstkəlˈə͡ʊnɪəl], [ pˌəʊstkəlˈəʊnɪəl], [ p_ˌəʊ_s_t_k_ə_l_ˈəʊ_n_ɪ__ə_l]
Related words: postcolonial, postcolonial studies, postcolonialism, postcolonialism vs colonialism, colonial literature, colonialism vs post-colonialism, colonialism and post-colonialism
Synonyms for Postcolonial:
How to use "Postcolonial" in context?
Postcolonialism is a rhetorical term used to describe the process of reconstruction of one's cultural identity after the dismantling or loss of colonial powers or institutions. The term can refer to a period of time after the colonial period, or it can refer to a person or group who engage in postcolonial practices.
The effect of colonialism has been widely debated and characterized as positive, negative, or mixed. The debate centers on the extent to which colonialism benefited or harmed the colonized people and societies. The term "postcolonial" was first used in the late 1960s to describe the experiences of people who lived after the end of British colonialism in India.
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