Beyond Borders: Coloniality and the Postcolonial European Nation

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Lars Jensen will look at how the Danish-USVI discourses of reconciliation, repressed memory, re-engagement and possible re-enactment (2017) may be examined in the wider context of Postcolonial Europe. There are, as implied in this approach, a number of similar types of historical, ethnographic/anthropological, literary and so forth re-examinations taking place in all former European overseas empires (Britain, Portugal, Belgium, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, France and Germany). How might we situate the specific Danish-US Virgin Islands renegotiations in this wider context? What parallels, similarities and differences could be worthwhile exploring, and why is this not only a fruitful, but perhaps also a necessary exercise? Why is examining the post-imperial nation’s process of agonisingly coming to terms with its own history of colonial violence not enough?
Publikationsdatojan. 2016
StatusUdgivet - jan. 2016
BegivenhedThe Danish Atlantic - Aarhus University, Aarhus, Danmark
Varighed: 15 jan. 201616 jan. 2016 (Link til begivenhed)


SymposiumThe Danish Atlantic
LokationAarhus University
AndetA transdisciplinary symposium on the realities and effects of Denmark’s participation in the transatlantic slave trade

Citer dette

Jensen, L., & Lingner, B. H. (2016). Beyond Borders: Coloniality and the Postcolonial European Nation. Afhandling præsenteret på The Danish Atlantic, Aarhus, Danmark.