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HIST.5170 Post-Colonial Europe, 1945 to the Present

Id: 039880 Credits Min: 3 Credits Max: 3


This course considers recent European history through a postcolonial optic, with particular focus on ongoing European dilemmas of immigration, assimilation and multiculturalism. Its approach will be interdisciplinary, beginning a critical reflection upon salient examples of postcolonial theory, and then moving through three different thematic units. The first will be immigration and immigration politics, as those came to the very fore of European concern from the 1960s forward. The final unit adopts a cultural approach, using film, fiction, memoir, music and other sources to explore the textures of individual and community life among those of immigrant decent within contemporary Europe.

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