Presentation on theme: "Coined in the late 19th Century to describe British political policies that supported the British Colonial Empire, has come to refer to empire building."— Presentation transcript:
Colonizer Views self as an objective observer Views self as semi-divine protector, paternal figure Has a sense of (civilizing) mission Views self as an individualist Has an economic imperative Self-declared authority and authorship Renames, re-orders space Equates colonization with progress
A relationship between colonizer and colonized that involves sustained exploitation Widespread and constant use of a variety of forms of violence and force for control of Others.
Economic Characterized by an imposed "modern" economic system that creates dependence on the colonizers, especially relating to the exploitation of abundant natural resources present in the colonized territory by the colonizers.
"You seem to have about finished your work of civilizing the Filipinos. About 8,000 of them have been civilized and sent to Heaven. I hope you like it.” - Andrew Carnegie, American industrialist and anti-imperialist, 1899
Mark Twain "The condition of things in the Congo is atrocious, as shown by the photographs of children whose hands have been cut off." "I am an anti-imperialist. I oppose putting the eagle's talons on any other land.“
The Colored American by Bruce Grit (Wash, D.C.), Feb. 25, 1899 Why talk of the white man's burden; What burdens hath he borne That have not been shared by the black man From the day creation dawned? Why talk of the white man's burden, Why boast of the white man's power When the black man's load is heavier, And increasing every hour? Why taunt us with our weakness, Why boast of your brutal strength; Know ye not that the children of meekness Shall inherit the earth -- at length? "Take up the white man's burden!" What burdens doth he bear, That have not been borne with courage By brave men everywhere? Then why the white man's burden? What more doth he bear than we -- The victims of his power and greed From the great lakes to the sea?