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ambivalence

ambivalence  

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n. (in psychology) the condition of holding opposite feelings (such as love and hate) for the same person or object. This can cause relationship difficulties and pathological grief reactions.
Antonio Gramsci

Antonio Gramsci  

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(1891–1937)Italian intellectual and founder of the Italian Communist Party.Born in Alès, Sardinia, Gramsci was educated at the University of Turin, where he studied history and philosophy. As a ...
caste

caste  

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[De]A form of stratification in which an individual's social position is fixed at birth and cannot be changed. There is virtually no intermarriage between the members of different caste groups.
Gayatri Spivak

Gayatri Spivak  

(1942–)Indian-born postcolonial, post-structuralist, Marxistliterary critic and theorist. The daughter of middle-class parents, she was born in Calcutta at a time when India was still part of the ...
mimicry

mimicry  

A term used in Postcolonial Studies to describe the paradoxical (or doubly articulated) state of affairs in colonial countries whereby the colonial power desires its subjugated others, namely the ...
postcolonialism

postcolonialism  

(cultural theory)A field of study concerned with the critical analysis of the ideological impact of Western imperialism and its continuing influence (neocolonialism). ‘Post-’ does not signify that ...
subaltern

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Dictionary of the Social Sciences

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2002
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Social sciences
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One who occupies a subordinate or lower position in a social hierarchy, whether based on property, caste, ethnicity,

Subaltern

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The Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States

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2005
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The word subaltern denotes, in the words of the Oxford English Dictionary, “a person and or thing of inferior rank

Third Space

Third Space  

A creative space that lies between the discourse or position of the ruling subject and the discourse or position of the subaltern subject. This, according to the term's originator Homi Bhabha, is ...

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