|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Seminars / Tutorials||22 Hours. (1 x 2 hour seminars per week)|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Essay: 1 x 3,000 words||50%|
|Semester Exam||3 Hours||50%|
|Supplementary Exam||Students may, subject to Faculty approval, have the opportunity to resit this module, normally during the supplementary examination period. For further clarification please contact the Teaching Programme Administrator in the Department of International Politics.|
By the end of the module students will be able to:
- analyse power relations and discursive practices in particular postcolonial contexts
- critically discuss questions of colonialism, identity and resistance in a postcolonial setting
- discuss postcolonial politics more broadly
This module provides the second part of an introduction to postcolonial politics.
The module examines the use of Foucauldian concepts of power and discourse in the study of colonialism, identity and resistance in a postcolonial context.
There are three seminars on colonialism, three on identity and three on resistance In each case we examine traditional approaches and challenges to those from a discursive or Foucauldian framework. Each block of seminars includes a specific case study. A concluding seminar addresses the question of the value of the approaches covered in relation to postcolonial politics.
15 ECTS credits
This module is at CQFW Level 7