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Gender, Orientalism, and Postcolonialism

Lewis, Reina (2006) Gender, Orientalism, and Postcolonialism. In: Rethinking Nordic Colonialism: A postcolonial Exhibition in Project in Five Acts. Nordic Institute for Contemporary Art, Helsinki. ISBN 961-8955-81-6

Type of Research: Book Section
Creators: Lewis, Reina

The colonial history of the Nordic region is a dark chapter that seems to have slipped the memory of many of the Nordic populations. Although it continues to make itself very much felt in the regions former colonies, this history is alarmingly absent in the collective memory of the once-colonizing Nordic countries.
With Rethinking Nordic Colonialism: A Postcolonial Exhibition Project in Five Acts, we aim to shed light over this history. Not only do we hope to explain why this past has been forgotten in some parts of the region. We also want to show how this history continues to structure the Nordic societies today, and how our contemporary problems of intolerance, xenophobia, and nationalism have their roots in this history.
Hopefully, the project will also demonstrate that the postcolonial state that the region finds itself in today is not only a story of oppression and sad destinies. The historical chain of cultural clashes between colonizers and colonized have resulted in other formations of modernity and other value systems different from those of the West. If we dare engaging them, they might pose fruitful alternatives to existing norms and values.

Official Website: http://www.e-flux.com/announcements/41460/rethinking-nordic-colonialism-a-postcolonial-exhibition-project-in-five-acts/
Publisher/Broadcaster/Company: Nordic Institute for Contemporary Art
Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > London College of Fashion
Date: 17 March 2006
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2017 09:05
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2018 16:14
Item ID: 11700
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/11700

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