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Post-colonial movements are usually recognized as revolutions against colonizing nations which establish independent national identities, such as with India and Pakistan. However, the term has become complicated for a number of reasons. Firstly, nations called "post-colonial" still operate under the power of Euro-American hegemony, and still show the signs of domination. The "post" implies complete rupture with the past, or the restoration of a "native" culture preceeding Imperial control. Furthermore, "post-colonial" implies that the rupture takes place at a specific moment in time (an idea which Rushdie's Midnight's Children parodies), whereas anti-colonial movements have been taking place ever since the beginnings of European colonization. Indeed, every discourse, uprising, or escape that runs counter to the intentions of furthering European control might well be called "anti-colonial". Nor is colonialism done with. Theorist from post-colonial studies have retheorized scientific knowledge, the Western subject, race/gender overlaps, and cultural mimicry.

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