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GEOG 31 - Postcolonial Geographies: Empire, Diaspora, Decolonization

This is a course guide for GEOG 31.

Course description for Postcolonial Geographies

In this class we use tools of critical geography to think relationally about colonization, post-colonialism, and decolonization. We begin with the material and imaginative geographies produced through colonization—identifying the mappings, categories, and binaries integral to empire. We then consider how diaspora, migration, and displacement have reconfigured these relationships. Finally, we turn to the ongoing work of decolonization—an imperative both in the world and in our own thinking about the world.

[Source: ORC/Catalog, 09/25/2023]; Dist:SOC

In the Library's collections

You can use one of these subject headings to start your research in the library's online catalog:

Introductory reading(s)

Selected book title(s)

Other library resource(s)

Finding scholarly articles & journal title(s)

Articles on postcolonial geographies can be found in a variety of publications. You can use a subject specific article index, a more general index such Academic Search Complete or Web of Science or use the search box at the top of the page. Examples of relevant journal and index titles follow.

Citing and Tracking Your Bibliographic References

Use this guide to help you learn how to correctly cite and keep track of the references you find for your research.

Keeping up with Geography journal literature

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