cultural terminology project
A term used to describe the ways in which post-colonial societies take over those aspects of the imperial culture.
The habit of splitting all things into two categories, often causing or at least representing unnecessary conflict.
When a subgroup takes something from the dominant culture and makes it their own. In this case, it is taking a classic car and turning it into an expression of street style.
Mapping and naming, or in almost all cases renaming spaces in a symbolic and literal act of mastery and control.
Domination by consent; the power of the ruling class to convince other classes that their interests are the interests of all.
The desire to return to indigenous practices and cultural forms as they existed in pre-colonial society.
A palimpsest is also a metaphor for culture, in which new ideas are built upon or changed from earlier ideas, or a person, whose past and learning makes them who the are in the present.
Discriminatory or abusive behavior toward members of the opposite sex especially, but not exclusively, women.
One of the most powerful strategies of imperial dominance is that of observation because it implies a viewer with an elevated vantage point.
A narrative told in the first person by a narrator who is also the actual protagonist or witness of the events he recounts.