|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Seminar||11 x 3 Hour Seminars|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||1 x 2,000 word essay||40%|
|Semester Assessment||1 x 2,500 word essay||50%|
|Semester Assessment||Seminar Presentation||10%|
By the end of the module students will be able to:
- discuss the notion of the postcolonial or postcoloniality
- analyse in detail power relations and discursive practices in particular postcolonial contexts
- discuss critically and in depth questions of power, colonialism and resistance in a postcolonial setting
This module provides an advanced introduction to the fascinating and intriguing study of postcolonial politics .
Postcolonial politics was seen initially as a move beyond both `international relations', which tends to discuss relations between states or great powers, and `third world studies', which isolates certain parts of the world and discusses them separately. The old labels suggest a view of the world as split into the industrialised, developed west and the underdeveloped or developing south. Postcolonial politics, in contrast, sees these two areas as mutually constitutive. It examines how they come to be produced as distinct in so many ways, how these differences are perpetuated, and how they may be contested.
Originally meant as a break away from traditional approaches, scholarship in postcolonialism and critical development has had a huge impact on the study of international politics, challenging the discipline to halt its disavowal of the historical experiences of colonialism, racism and conquest by which current international politics is framed, formulating critiques of its analyses and pointing out its blind spots. Postcolonialism in international politics is now a burgeoning field with its own large and ever-expanding community of scholars and a rapidly growing literature
Seminars cover a range of topics in postcolonial and decolonial politics, which may include: anticolonialism, nationalist independence struggles, encounters between metropole and colony, decoloniality, situated knowledges, orientalism, hybirdity, subaltern studies, provincialising Europe, identity, race, diaspora, sex and gender, queering postcolonialism, governmentality and discipline, development, inequality ethics and the idea of a postcolonisalism without guarantees.
15 ECTS credits
This module is at CQFW Level 7