Joint-honours information for 2017 entry

Decolonial Movements

Module 002ID2G

Module details for 2017/18.

30 credits

FHEQ Level 6

Module Outline

Colonial forms of power, knowledge and social ordering exist despite a broader move towards post-colonial societies. This module examines the historical and geographical context of colonialism and introduces decolonial political projects and intellectual traditions, predominantly from countries in the global South. The first section of the course will critically analyse key theoretical perspectives from postcolonial theory, subaltern studies and decolonial thinking. The second section will address the question of how to decolonise knowledge. Finally, the last section will examine a number of emancipatory political struggles for decolonised futures – including indigenous, feminist, environmental and black movements – from the past and present.

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Spring SemesterSeminar3 hours111111111110

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