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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2021-22

GEOG 38 The Postcolonial City

What is a postcolonial city? What does the term post imply in the postcolonial? Does it mean a celebration of the end of colonialism? This course invites students to critically examine the term post to interrogate mutations of colonial trajectories in the postcolonial present. Far from being a monolithic entity, the postcolonial city should be understood as a historically specific and locally situated outcome of global imperialism. How has the postcolonial city engaged the reproduction of colonial inequalities in and through the built environment? How can we conceptualize “space” not as an abstract and passive container, but as an active agent that has played a constitutive role in giving colonialism its form?

Distributive and/or World Culture


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