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Decolonization: Movement for Global Justice

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-68846-6_529-1
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Introduction

The topic of decolonization is becoming more prevalent in global politics. Recent controversies have required states to address their level of participation in colonization historically as well as in the present. Decolonization, however, is a broad term which has undergone changes throughout history. It is also important to note that, while colonization both historically and currently occurs around the world, every Indigenous community is unique. Colonization, therefore, and its effect on different Indigenous communities are also unique, making the process of decolonization in each Indigenous community also unique. As phenomena, however, both colonization and decolonization share certain commonalities and tactics. This entry will attempt to provide a brief explanation of these commonalties while also recognizing that study and attention are needed for each individual Indigenous community around the world.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Valdosta State UniversityValdostaUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Lavonna L. Lovern
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  1. 1.Valdosta State UniversityValdostaUSA