The Key Principles Of Post Colonial Theory Essay

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The following essay will identify the defining key principles of post-colonial theory, radical feminist theory and socialist feminist theory. This essay will also demonstrate a critical appraisal of the key principles of post-colonial theory, radical feminist theory and socialist feminist theory. Furthermore, this essay will apply these critical theories to the field of hospital-based social work with an evaluation of the scope and limitations of each critical theory. Moreover, this essay will demonstrate an analysis of the assumptions about human beings and the social work that are embedded in different critical theory approaches. To conclude, this essay will surmise how these three critical approaches will inform this author’s practice as a critical social worker.
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According to Ashcroft, Griffiths & Tiffin (2004) post-colonial theory attempts to incorporate the entirety of culture impacted by the imperial process from the moment of colonisation to the present day. This perspective incorporates the consequences of dispossession of land and sovereignty for the colonised peoples as well as the embedded assumptions of colonialism from the perspective of the people who were advantaged by colonization (Ashcroft, Griffiths & Tiffin 2004). The defining principles of post-colonial theory are embedded within the ‘de-colonisation’ of practice and aim to analyse the impact of colonialism at a local level i.e. practice will be based upon the specific historical circumstances of…

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