Definition of Internal colonialism
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Internal colonialism Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of Sociology
The economic exploitation of a group within a society whereby their labor is sold cheap and they are made to pay dear for products and services.
Internal colonialism Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Internal colonialism is a term used to describe the distinct separation of the dominant core, from the periphery in an empire (Howe, 2002). This term derives from Colonialism which is "the subjugation by physical and psychological force of one culture by another... through military conquest of territory" (McMichael, 2012, p. 27). The term was created to describe the "blurred" lines between geographically close locations that are clearly different in terms of culture (Howe, 2002, p. 18). Some other factors that separate the core from the periphery are: language, religion, physical appearance, types and levels of technology, and sexual behaviour (Howe, 2002, p. 19).
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