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

By Søren Rud

This booklet 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 undertaking as ruthless and brutal extraction of a susceptible indigenousness humans; the opposite narrative emphasizes virtually solely the benevolent facets of Danish rule in Greenland. instead of siding with this sort of narratives, this publication 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 recommendations of governance in Greenland. Thereby the publication presents vital nuances to the certainty of the ancient dating among Denmark and Greenland and hyperlinks this ancient trajectory to the current negotiations of Greenlandic identity.

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