The experience of Empire: the cultural turn and the impact of imperialism on the periphery

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British descriptions of indigenous cultures were often negative and offensive and critics from the periphery have argued that European imperialists manipulated language to create a distorted view of indigenous societies. Many of these critics explain that the development of an ‘Orientalist discourse’ formed part of the plan to dominate colonial lands through abuse of local culture.

Colonialism affected the experiences of people on the periphery


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