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240118 SE VM3 / VM6 - Contesting Empire (2019W)

Anti-colonial and Post-colonial Thought in Latin America and the Caribbean

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max. 25 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch

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Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

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Freitag 04.10. 17:00 - 20:00 Seminarraum SG2 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Freitag 18.10. 17:00 - 20:00 Seminarraum SG2 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Freitag 25.10. 17:00 - 20:00 Seminarraum SG2 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Freitag 08.11. 17:00 - 20:00 Seminarraum SG2 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Freitag 22.11. 17:00 - 20:00 Seminarraum SG2 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Freitag 13.12. 17:00 - 20:00 Seminarraum SG2 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1

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Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

In this course we will examine two critical discourses against Empire elaborated in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC): anti-colonialism and post-colonialism.

a) In the first part we scrutinize seminal texts of anti-colonial thought developed in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).

b) In the second part we examine the genealogy of the Postcolonial discourse from a Latin American perspective. Starting with the analysis of the Founding Statement of the Latin American Subaltern Studies Group (1993) it discusses the main topics of the Latin American postcolonial outlook: eurocentrism, racism, indigenization of the knowledge production, and political economy.

Learning Outcomes

• Evaluation of the centrality of LAC discourses in the shaping of contemporary critical scholarship
• Analyzing the social, political, and economic implications and consequences of empire.
• Revision of Latin American intellectual efforts to integrate the South-Asian Subaltern Debate into the continent´s context.
• Understanding the similarities and differences between anti-colonial and post-colonial approaches within Latin American scholarship

All texts will be provided as pdf files. If possible, students are encouraged to read the texts in their original language (Spanish).

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Attendance, assignments of small written exercises & participation 50%
Final essay (15 Pages) 50%

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Prüfungsstoff

Literatur

Fray Bartolome de las Casas, A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies, 1552
Aimé Césaire, Discourse on Colonialism, New York and London, Monthly Review Press, 1972
Latin American Subaltern Studies Group, “Founding Statement”, boundary 2,
Vol. 20, No. 3: 110-121, 1993
Cornil, Fernando Latin American postcolonial studies and global decolonization, Worlds & Knowledges Otherwise, 2013.

More texts will be provided on the learning platform.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

VM3 / VM6; MA Globalgeschichte und Global Studies, Module Exkursion und Global Studies (Modulteil Global Studies)

Letzte Änderung: Fr 04.10.2019 11:28