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The internal colony hybrid: Reformulating structure, culture, and agency

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The hybrid culture then becomes a source of agency that is important in the ability to impact change within these societies. Much of our public attention to the concept of internal colonialism as it was elaborated during the 1960s focuses on the intellectuals mentioned above, but an influential articulation of internal colonialism was published in Studies on the Left in 1962 by Harold Cruse (reprinted in his Rebellion or Revolution). They argue that discussion about internal colonialism too often included an undue emphasis on certain features of classical colonialism, especially the issues of an overseas army, and the domination of an overseas territory far from the conquering country. First, allare a part of the social world and are not gods standing outside of the social situation.

Keywords: Agency; Colonialism Theory; Colony Hybrid: Reformulating Structure; Continuing Relevance; Culture; domination; internal colonialism



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