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imposition

 [im″po-zĭ´shun]
the forcing of something upon a person or group without consent.
cultural imposition the tendency of a person or group to impose their values and patterns of behavior onto other persons.
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For Fanon, cultural imposition can be defined as the acceptance of and subservience to European cultural standards of what it means to exist as a human, while ignoring, rejecting and/or being antagonistic towards that which is associated with being a person of African descent.
Without being aware of the influence of one's own cultural values and assumptions on the rights of individuals (patients), there is the risk that the nurse may engage in cultural imposition (Campina-Bacote 2003:5).
In this climate of cultural imposition, the Southerners and others who do not speak Arabic have become just an audience only, and not producers, of the national literature.
Of course, when a language such as English is freighted with a history of cultural imposition, it becomes, if not an outright battleground, a site of heated negotiations.

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