The course is meant for students in Society and Change Master’s program, all study directions. If there is space, other students from other relevant MA programmes can be accepted into the course.
On completing the course the student acquires an advanced understanding of the connections and mechanisms of power and knowledge during colonialism. The student comprehends the intertwining of political, economic and cultural aspects of colonial power and understands its significance for postcolonial situations.
The course discusses the history and ethnography of colonial encounters, especially the transforming interpretations about colonized peoples and governing through knowledge production.
A lecture course.