Monday, October 12, 2015

Terms of the Day for October 12

  • Diaspora – meaning “a scattering” and originally used as a term for the dispersal of the Hebrews after the Babylonian occupation, this word has come to refer to historical mass-dispersions of people with common roots, particularly movements of an involuntary nature, such as the African Trans-Atlantic slave trade.
  • Imperialism –  the creation and/or maintenance of an unequal economic, cultural, and territorial relationship between states or cultures, often in the form of an empire, based on domination and subordination.  Also referred to as Colonialism, this term is often specifically applied to the period of western domination during the 19th-20th centuries.

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