Histories of Dominance, Colonialism, and Globalization

  • Rachel Bailey Jones
Part of the Explorations of Educational Purpose book series (EXEP, volume 18)


In Chapter 3, the author begins to lay the historical foundations of colonialism, western imperialism, and globalization. The consolidation of empire led to the creation of racial categories of difference, pseudo-scientists found “proof” to order humanity in ways that made empire inevitable and necessary. These histories of unequal power relationships have impacted the concept of gender and the representation of women in educational materials, popular media, and art. The movement of people affected and disrupted the history of western power in multiple ways. Colonial forms of identity that rely on strict hierarchies and dualisms are questioned by scholars advocating for new forms of identity based on global forces and transnational perspectives. This chapter introduces the ideas of transnational identity formation and the continued problems posed by the legacy of colonialism on global forces.


Identity Formation National Identity Colonial Power European Woman African National Congress 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Nazareth CollegeRochesterUSA

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