The Invention and Reinvention of Decolonization: Rethinking the ‘Waves’ Narrative

The Invention and Reinvention of Decolonization: Rethinking the ‘Waves’ Narrative
Date
21 June 2018, 10.00am - 6.00pm
Type
Workshop
Venue
The Court Room, First Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
Description

Was ‘decolonization’ a European invention designed to ease the ‘White Man’s Burden’ and pave the way for a neo-colonial system of extraction and dependency?  Was it a Latin American invention intended to undo ‘the colonial system?’  Or was it an Indian, French Algerian or Caribbean invention?  All the above?  Is the received ‘wave’ narrative (first, second, third, fourth waves) currently used to tell the global history of decolonization still adequate to the task?  Or would notions such as ‘invention’ and ‘reinvention’ be more useful?

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Contact

Olga Jimenez
olga.jimenez@sas.ac.uk
02078628871