Colonialism in Greenland: Tradition, Governance and Legacy by Søren Rud

By Søren Rud

This ebook explores how the Danish specialists ruled the colonized inhabitants in Greenland within the 19th and 20th centuries. competing narratives of colonialism dominate in Greenland in addition to Denmark. One narrative portrays the Danish colonial venture as ruthless and brutal extraction of a weak indigenousness humans; the opposite narrative emphasizes virtually completely the benevolent elements of Danish rule in Greenland. instead of siding with the sort of narratives, this e-book investigates genuine practices of colonial governance in Greenland with an outlook to the wide overseas scholarship on colonialism and post-colonialism. The chapters deal with the intimate connections between the institution of an ethnographic discourse and the colonial innovations of governance in Greenland. Thereby the ebook presents vital nuances to the knowledge of the old courting among Denmark and Greenland and hyperlinks this old trajectory to the current negotiations of Greenlandic identity.

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