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Ethnic Studies 047
The “Third World”: Colonialism and Globalization

Leece M. Lee-Oliver

Description
The Third World: Colonialism and Globalization examines the history and contemporary legacies of colonialism through Third World movements and scholarship. This course is an introductory, comparative, and critical survey of historical, economic, political, social, and environmental forces shaping (and being shaped by) diverse peoples of color, both in the so-called “Third World” and in the United States. Students will be introduced to topics such as postcolonial critique, Gender/Queer critique, environmental racism and justice, and Third World social movements. The course is aimed at exploring the contemporary ways in which globalization and human rights shape and are shaped by postcolonial western expansion worldwide. We will examine what is termed colonial power and “knowledge production” to consider how Third World peoples are silenced and subjected to institutional erasure. In relationship, we will explore the contemporary nature of knowledge production in the digital age to consider how Third World social movements and peoples effectively challenge the policies and practices of globalization and corporatization that exploit them, their environments, and cultural practices in the new millennium.
Topics covered include (but are not limited to) development and underdevelopment, colonialism and globalization, population and natural resources, migration and immigration, nationalism and transnational corporations, Internet revolutions and the “digital divide,” human rights and social movements, climate change and sustainable development. Materials will include indigenous, Third World, feminist, and activist scholarship, literatures, and documentaries created by and representing diverse transnational Third World peoples.

Texts
1. Césaire, Aimé. 2000. Discourse on Colonialism, NY: Monthly Review Press
2. Trouillot, Michel-Rolph. 1997. Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History, MA: Beacon Press.
3.  Course Reader (Mills Library e-reserves) of excerpts and articles, including but not limited to:
Blaut, J.M. 1993. The Colonizer’s Model of the World
Cruz-Malave, Arnaldo and Martin F. Manalansan. 2002. Queer Globalizations: Citizenship and the Afterlife of Colonialism
La Duke, Winona. 1994. All Our Relations: Native Struggles for Land and Life
Mayer, Ruth. Artificial Africas: Colonial Images in the Times of Globalization
Memmi, Albert. 1991. The Colonizer and the Colonized
Prashad, Vijay. 2008. The Darker Nations: A People’s History of the Third World
Rajagopal, Balakrishnan. 2003. International Law from Below: Development, Social Movements and Third World Resistance
Roy, Arundhati. 2008. The God of Small Things
Silva, Noe Noe. 2004. Aloha Betrayed: Native Hawaiian Resistance to American Colonialism
Thomas, Nicholas. 1994. Colonialism’s Culture


Assignments and Grading Criteria1) Midterm 25%;2) Take-home final exam 30%;3) Paper 20%;4) Poster Presentation 15%; and, 5) Attendance and participation 10%

Offered Fall 2015

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