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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.
While the "ideological affinity between the Western humanist definition of man and the black nationalist construction of blackness" (29) cannot be denied, Dubey warns that "We cannot impose the poststructuralist celebration of the absent, decentered subject upon these novels, for they are informed by a keen understanding of absence as a Western cultural imposition upon black Americans" (30).
According to Native Lands field coordinator Nicanor Gonzales, persuading the Miskito to participate in the land-use survey and mapping process will be much easier with fellow indigenous peoples organizing the project, since this will avoid the cultural imposition often created by non-Indian anthropologists.
But this is just incidental: what Carina Ray singularly fails to understand is why exactly many Africans are irked by this new cultural imposition from the West.
(5.)As Fanon argues, it is the cultural imposition of the white man on the black man (and not the oedipus complex) that is ultimately responsible for the "psychopathology" (141) of the black man: "A normal negro child ...

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