GCSC Keynote Lectures: Rhoda Reddock: Victimhood Discourses in Postcolonial Multiethnic Societies
von 18:00 bis 20:00
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Rhoda Reddock: Victimhood Discourses in Postcolonial Multiethnic Societies
This lecture seeks to provide a new conceptual and analytical framework for understanding how problematic conceptions of ‘self’ and ‘other’ are constructed among communities and within groups and communities in post-colonial multi-ethnic societies. While using the specific case of Trinidad and Tobago, it draws on experiences from post-colonial societies in similar situations globally exploring dimensions of inter-ethnic tensions, competition, conflict and social relations and their gendered manifestations. Drawing on ideas from political psychology it explores the efforts of postcolonial societies to build nation-states out of the violent and unequal legacy of racialized and ethnicized colonial political economy.
// Rhoda Reddock
Professor of Gender and Development and Head of the Centre for Gender and Development Studies at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine campus.