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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 participants
Language: English

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Friday 04.10. 17:00 - 20:00 Seminarraum SG2 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Friday 18.10. 17:00 - 20:00 Seminarraum SG2 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Friday 25.10. 17:00 - 20:00 Seminarraum SG2 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Friday 08.11. 17:00 - 20:00 Seminarraum SG2 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Friday 13.12. 17:00 - 20:00 Seminarraum SG2 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Friday 17.01. 17:00 - 20:00 Seminarraum SG2 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1

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Aims, contents and method of the course

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).

Assessment and permitted materials

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

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

Reading list

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.

Association in the course directory

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

Last modified: Fr 04.10.2019 11:28