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Multiple choice questions: Chapter 11
What is the concept of negritude?
It seeks to study the experiences of blacks in colonial powers.
It linked black people across Africa, the Caribbean and the USA around a set of humanist values that were supposedly held by blacks all over the world.
It was introduced to post-colonial studies by Franz Fanon.
It was introduced to post-colonial studies by Edward Said.
Franz Fanon's works include which of the following titles?
Black Skin, White Masks (1952) and The Wretched of the Earth (1961)
Power, Power, Power (1951) and How Colonisation Happened (1960)
The Way to Prosperity (1955) and The Colonised (1975)
Colonies (1980) and Post-Colonial Theory (1990)
Graeme Turner argues that novels are of specific value to post-colonial studies. What is the rationale he offers for this argument?
That there have been too many political science theories based purely on the works of academics.
That because stories and novels are generated by culture they therefore produce meanings and significances that are indicative of that culture.
Novels and stories are more enjoyable to read than works of theory so post-colonial studies will garner more followers using this method.
Turner didn't have access to academic works when he was writing.
World-traveling is a post-colonial methodology associated with which group?
African, male scholars who were educated in the United States
Indian scholars who had spent years abroad studying the cultures of those in other countries
Feminist scholars with Latin American backgrounds
Academics who had been to more than twenty countries.
Why does postcolonial scholar Homi Bhaba argue that colonial discourse was ambivalent about the colonised?
Portrayal of the colonised errs towards either a passive and conquerable subject or an irrational, untamed barbarian. This means that the colonial subject becomes consistently stereotyped.
Scholars did not travel to colonies and therefore could not establish an accurate picture of colonised peoples.
Post-colonial scholars were too focused on the colonising power rather than the colonised peoples.
The colonised did not make enough effort to have their voices heard.
The main argument of Gayatri Spivak includes...
That even well-intentioned researchers can reinforce neo-colonial patterns of domination, exploitation, and social erasure for the very groups they seek to free of those conditions. .
That researchers lump together economically dispossessed people into 'a' subaltern category, which constructs a homogenous group that denies differences among its members.
That subalterns cannot speak to researchers because of the way in which researchers establish the very framework within which 'the subaltern' can speak.
All of the above options are correct
'Postcolonialism' - spelled without the hyphen - is used to suggest what?
That the entire world is now in the post-colonial era.
That the global south alone is now in the post-colonial era
That post-colonialism, spelled with a hyphen, is a concept only applicable to those countries that experienced colonialism.
That there was a grammatical error in the earlier spelling.
Criticisms levelled at post-colonial studies include which of the following?
That the theory entered international relations too recently to be considered an academic theory.
That it is too similar to realism and so serves no function.
That it is not sophisticated enough to be an academic theory.
That the field focuses so heavily on identity and language that it ignores the urgent question of whether those in the global south can eat, leaving this problem up to Western agencies to sort out.
In his renowned work Orientalism Edward Said argues that 'the orient' as portrayed in Western novels, media and artwork is what?
A place prone to liberal democracy and revolutionary feminism.
An accurate depiction of the modern day Middle East and Asia, meaning that scholars and academics can rely solely on these ancient works.
Lost in the past, prone to despotic rule and plagued by 'odd' cultural traditions.
Too focused on historical facts and accurately portraying the experience of life in the region.
How do DissemiNations occur?
When people with hybrid identities and cultures become diasporic, travelling physically from South to North to live.
When people from different nations come together in a new country.
When people from one nation immigrate en masse to another country
When people with hybrid identities and cultures become diasporic travelling physically from North to South to live.
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