Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POC2103: Introduction to Postcolonialism

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.

Please note that this module is only delivered on the Penryn Campus.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

Basic reading:


Dabashi, Hamid. The Arab Spring: The End of Postcolonialism. Zed Books Limited

Du Bois, William Edward Burghardt. The souls of black folk. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1903.

Fanon, Frantz. The Wretched of the Earth. New York: Grove Press. 2004

Davis, Angela Y. Women, race, & class. London: Vintage, 2011.

Spivak, Gayatri Chakravorty. "Can the subaltern speak?" (1988).

Nandy, Ashis. The Intimate Enemy: Loss and Recovery of Self under Colonialism. (OUP India, 1989)

Mignolo, Walter. Local Histories / Global Designs: Coloniality, Subaltern Knowledges and Border Thinking. Princeton: University of Princeton Press, 2012.

Rudyard Kipling, “The White Man's Burden” (1899). Poem.

Kothari, U. (2005). “Authority and Expertise: The Professionalization of International Development and the Ordering of Dissent”, Antipode, 37 (3).

Escobar, A. (1999). “The Invention of Development”, Current History, 98 (631): 382-386.

Escobar, A. (1997). “The Making and Unmaking of the Third World”. In: M. Rahnema, V. Bawtree, eds., The Post-Development Reader, London: Zed Books, pp. 85-93