What is Paternalism?


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What is Paternalism?
Genovese (Roll) constructs an argument that a chosen system of power has an impact on the relationship between people of different races within the framework of colonialist political structures, especially as related to slavery. In his estimation, forms of governance are often connected with, or as Genovese (Roll) describes, paternal value systems. This process of paternalization may reflect ideas and practices such as the binary of self and other, which is the act of defining differences by creating a dichotomy between the dominant person or community and those that exist outside of the power structure, but activated in a way that uses the values of family 
What does Genovese mean by paternalism? In this social...
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