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What is Essentialism

Handbook of Research on Contemporary Approaches to Orientalism in Media and Beyond
A belief in the unchanging property of a thing or the essence.
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Orientalism, Colonialism, and Bouchareb's Indigènes
İbrahim Beyazoğlu (Eastern Mediterranean University, Cyprus)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-7180-4.ch019
Rachid Bouchareb's movie Indigènes (aka Days of Glory, 2006) constitutes a powerful critique of the discourse of orientalism in significant ways that requires consideration. The chapter presents a descriptive and critical analysis of ambivalent positions during colonial encounters in the Second World War and analyses the totalizing and monist nature of the logocentric regime of meaning in the construction of a colonial orientalist discourse where knowledge and power enter into an agreement of sorts. The chapter throws light on ways in which Eurocentric history writing undermines the colonial soldiers' struggle for recognition and opens up a vista onto the critical role of post-colonial cinema in giving the invisible subjects' their due in history and popular media.
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Anti-Racist and Intersectional Approaches in Social Science and Community-Based Research
The belief that all people in a group have something in common relative to others, for example that all people of color have something in common relative to white people. Anti-essentialism urges a reconceptualization of the ways people are grouped into categories. That is, it is critical to conscientiously consider ways that groups of people are heterogeneous (e.g., diverse experiences among Black people; or Women; or within the LGBTQIA community).
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Perceived Discrimination Among African-American Faculty and the Elliott Kemp Organizational Change Model
A theory that suggests that all ethnic minorities and women share a common oppression (Cropsey et al., 2008).
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ESL Students' Perceptions of Linguistically Diverse English Language Teachers in English-Speaking Countries: The Effect on Teacher Self-Image
The belief that individuals’ visible features (e.g., skin color and biological sex), as well as their cultural beliefs and practices (e.g., language, history, and religion), are markers of who people are, where they come from, and what they do.
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Out of Our Minds: Ontology and Embodied Media in a Post-Human Paradigm
In the Platonic sense, the idea that all things carry attributes that identify their nature and form.
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Adoption of ICT in an Australian Rural Division of General Practice
The philosophical view that for some specific entity there is a finite list of characteristics that determine its nature.
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Leadership Models
Belief that individuals or groups have inherent, unchanging characteristics rooted in biology or a self-contained culture that explain their status. When linked to oppression of race, gender, and sexuality, binary thinking constructs “essential” group differences.
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