HISTORY 231 - Social Science Topics in History
Section: 001 Decolonization in Cultural and Historical Perspective
Term: WN 2010
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
May be elected twice for credit.
Primary Instructor:
Johnson,Cecilia Miranda Louisa

The freedom struggles of formerly colonized people in the second half of the twentieth century marked the end of European empire and the beginning of a postcolonial era. This class examines the phenomenon of struggles for freedom as that described by the term decolonization. Against the backdrop of the end of the British empire in particular and the rise of the United States as a new global power, we will examines cases of decolonization in South Asia, southern Africa and the Pacific. The class asks what decolonization has meant for those fighting for it, those who continue to desire it, and those who write about it. How has decolonization been taken up by social, political and national movements? What does it indicate as a historical and cultural process and as a political concept? What relation does it have to empire, law, revolution, resistance, violence, cultural and political community, rights and identity?

HISTORY 231 - Social Science Topics in History
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001 (LEC)
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: Meets with ANTHRCUL 298
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