An Other in Another: The Colonial Gaze

Viral paranoia spreads faster than viral infection, but that’s not the topic of discussion today. There’s a critical theory analysis underlying this called ‘postcolonialism’. Perhaps the most infamous symbol of this is the Union Jack on the canton of Australia’s flag. A couple weeks ago, Wiraduji journalist Stan Grant said “racism is built into the foundations of our country”, on a Q&A panel, saying Indigenous lands were “invaded and stolen, not settled and dispossessed”. Here to give an explainer is Dr. Mridula Nath Chakraborty, Senior Lecturer at Monash University’s Monash Intercultural Lab.

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