Participation in the 22nd annual Pacific University Undergraduate Conference (in english / по-английский)

Jury Urso will participate in the academic conference in Oregon. He will join the 22nd annual Pacific University Undergraduate Philosophy Conference at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon (http://www.pacificu.edu/current-undergraduate/academics/majors-minors/philosophy/undergraduate-philosophy-conference) that will happen on April 20-21, 2018. Jury will present a paper called “The importance of language as tool of the colonization in Homi K. Bhabha and Frantz Fanon” on Saturday, April 21nd at 2:25 P.M. – 3:45 P.M. in a room “Miletus” Paper Session #4 – http://www.pacificu.edu/current-undergraduate/academics/majors-minors/philosophy/undergraduate-philosophy-conference/full-conference-schedule

Abstract:

This paper elaborates on the idea of Homi K. Bhabha that teaching English serves as a tool for the colonizing of certain culture. In particularly, Bhabha speaks about the importance of the English book as a sacred commodity fetish that not coercively forces certain culture silently accept the domination of the other culture. However, Fanon develops this idea by saying that language itself serves as a tool of constructing power-relations between Master (the colonizer) and Slave (the native). In sum, this paper will suggest that language itself as a tool of the epistemological domination serves as a powerful mechanism for the colonization of the certain territory combined with economical imperialism, when the possibility of your visibility as a native depends on the studying of the language of the Master.

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