Sociology

SOCI3706Sociology of Colonialism and Post-colonialism (O)3 ch [W]

This course examines the transformation of societies from the colonial to the post-colonial period, a process still going on today.  It explores how both colonial powers and colonized peoples have been importantly affected by colonialism, understood as a mode of power.  It discusses how norms, rights, privileges, and interested have been articulated in colonial law, state processes, and social relations and looks at the difficulties that post-colonial societies have faced in trying to move beyond the colonial past.