post-colonialism : pictures of the floating world

Ukiyo-e, or ukiyo-ye (浮世絵, Japanese: [] :  pictures of the floating world.  Post-colonialism speaks to the cultural consequences of external economic control and exploitation of native people and their lands and analyses the politics of control through the distribution of knowledge.  The discourse examines the functional relations of social and political power that sustain post-colonial identity through the imperial regime's depictions (social, political, cultural) of the colonizer and of the colonized.