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Colonialism in Greenland

Tradition, Governance and Legacy

90,94 € Lieferbar ab 05.06.2017


This book explores how the Danish authorities governed the colonized population in Greenland in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Two competing narratives of colonialism dominate in Greenland as well as Denmark. One narrative portrays the Danish colonial project as ruthless and brutal extraction of a vulnerable indigenousness people; the other narrative emphasizes almost exclusively the benevolent aspects of Danish rule in Greenland. Rather than siding with one of these narratives, this book investigates actual practices of colonial governance in Greenland with an outlook to the extensive international scholarship on colonialism and post-colonialism. The chapters address the intimate inks between the establishment of an ethnographic discourse and the colonial techniques of governance in Greenland. Thereby the book provides important nuances to the understanding of the historical relationship between Denmark and Greenland and links this historical trajectory to the present negotiations of Greenlandic identity.


Titel: Colonialism in Greenland
Autoren/Herausgeber: Søren Rud
Aus der Reihe: Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series
Ausgabe: 1st ed. 2017

ISBN/EAN: 9783319461571

Format: 23,5 x 15,5 cm
Produktform: Hardcover/Gebunden
Gewicht: 0 g
Sprache: Englisch

Søren Rud is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. He has published widely on Greenland, colonialism and techniques of governance, and is author of Policing Empires: Social Control, Political Transition, Postcolonial Legacies. - Newsletter
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