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What does Gilroy say about the postcolonial era?

Colonial discourses continue to inform contemporary attitudes to race and ethnicity in the postcolonial era.


What does Gilroy say about racial hierarchies?

Civilisation constructs racial hierarchies and sets up binary oppositions based on notions of otherness.


Theory in a nutshell

Even though we no longer have colonies, the representation of these groups is still affected by that time.


What was colonialism?

When a group of people from a country such as the British Empire took over less developed lands to exploit and establish their own culture within the territory.