Postcolonialism and power relations in the Caribbean
7.5 credits cr.
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The course offers a deep overview of Caribbean history, power relations, trade, society, culture, traditions of thought, literature and the regional influence of great powers. It also deals with a comprehensive overview of Caribbean philosophical expression as well as matters of identity, religion, subordination and post-colonial thought.
The course deals with the history of the Caribbean, power relationships, trade, society, culture, thought traditions, literature and the regional influence of the major powers. During the course, a number of philosophical expressions from the Caribbean area are analysed. We will take up issues of identity, religion, subordination and postcolonial thinking. Historical themes, as well as contemporary literature and politics, will be dealt with. The course will also deal with the Caribbean based on its most important linguistic and cultural areas, the Spanish, English and French.
To gain a Pass, students must:
• Give an account of a selection of basis texts from the Caribbean sphere of culture;
• Discuss and assess how power relations affected the history of the Caribbean;
• Independently apply
Lectures and seminars
Take home exame and seminar papers
Chistophe Premat and Andrés Rivarola
ScheduleThe schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
Course literatureNote that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.
Learning and collaboration platform: Athena
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