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Postcolonial Theory and International Relations Seminar with Dr. Massimo Ramaioli

“Every empire, however, tells itself and the world that it is unlike all other empires, that its mission is not to plunder and control but to educate and liberate” - Edward Said, 2003

In this seminar, we are going to address Postcolonial Theory from the perspective of international relations. As a diverse and rich tradition of scholarship and activism, Postcolonial Theory has in fact impacted and influenced a variety of different fields of inquiry, including comparative literature, anthropology, sociology, history, philosophy and cultural studies. Within the discipline of International Relations, issues of post- and neo-colonialism struggled to surface at first, while becoming gradually an essential contribution to a more critical and reasoned understanding of our world.