By Søren Rud
This publication explores how the Danish professionals 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 weak indigenousness humans; the opposite narrative emphasizes virtually solely the benevolent points of Danish rule in Greenland. instead of siding with this type of narratives, this e-book investigates genuine practices of colonial governance in Greenland with an outlook to the wide foreign scholarship on colonialism and post-colonialism. The chapters deal with the intimate connections between the institution of an ethnographic discourse and the colonial thoughts of governance in Greenland. Thereby the publication offers very important nuances to the knowledge of the old courting among Denmark and Greenland and hyperlinks this historic trajectory to the current negotiations of Greenlandic identity.
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Colonialism in Greenland: Tradition, Governance and Legacy (Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series) by Søren Rud