Thu, Sep 24
POL 389-800, Security Studies
SUNY Oswego | Fall 2020
Dr. Craig Warkentin
- Ch. 9, Postcolonialism (Laffey & Nadarajah, 126-143)
- Articulate the main assumptions of postcolonialism
- Explain how postcolonialism conceptualizes security
- Describe postcolonialism's prescription(s) for security
- Contrast postcolonialism to other covered approaches
- epistemic violence (129)
- Eurocentrism (127)
- imperialism (127)
- material violence (129)
- NPT (139)
- postcolonial critique (128)
- poststructuralism (131)
- structural violence (129)
- What is Eurocentrism and why is it a problem?
- What does it mean to say that from a postcolonial point of view international relations is a "thick space"?
- What is the colonizer's view of the world and what are its implications?
- What is the relationship between culture and imperialism according to postcolonialism?
- What is the subaltern and why is it significant to postcolonialism?
- What is Orientalism?
- What is Occidentalism and how does it relate to a postcolonial analysis of world politics?
- What is a contrapuntal analysis and how does it enable a postcolonial critique of security studies?
- What does it mean to decolonize security studies?
- Can there be a postcolonial security studies?