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Ink On The Brave. Namibian discourses on colonial legacies.

Suonpää, Mervi LU (2010) SIMT10 20101
Graduate School
Master of Science in Global Studies
Abstract
This paper consists of a Namibian case study of how current debates in Namibia view ‘colonial legacies’ and how these legacies continue to affect the Namibian society today. The discourses are built upon identified challenges of the Namibian society and the debates about them, and thereafter they are supported with the theoretical framework. The study was carried out through qualitative methods of the Material-based Analysis and Discursive Textual Analysis. The paper represents a deviation into two colonial legacy categories: ‘visible’ including structural legacies, and into ‘silent’ legacies consisting of psychological and social legacies. These represented visible and structural colonial legacies are either structural or social patterns... (More)
This paper consists of a Namibian case study of how current debates in Namibia view ‘colonial legacies’ and how these legacies continue to affect the Namibian society today. The discourses are built upon identified challenges of the Namibian society and the debates about them, and thereafter they are supported with the theoretical framework. The study was carried out through qualitative methods of the Material-based Analysis and Discursive Textual Analysis. The paper represents a deviation into two colonial legacy categories: ‘visible’ including structural legacies, and into ‘silent’ legacies consisting of psychological and social legacies. These represented visible and structural colonial legacies are either structural or social patterns as they were embodied during the research through artefacts such as ideas, institutions and attitudes. Furthermore, these two categories have an important and dynamic relationship with each other. The findings for this case strongly supported the hypotheses that many phenomenons in Namibia may be explained through the historical colonial lenses, and that experienced colonialism is a key element in explaining Namibian society’s state today. (Less)
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author
Suonpää, Mervi LU
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course
SIMT10 20101
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Namibia, colonialism, colonial legacy, identity formation, tolerance, hybridity
language
English
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1615075
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2010-06-29 13:54:05
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  abstract     = {This paper consists of a Namibian case study of how current debates in Namibia view ‘colonial legacies’ and how these legacies continue to affect the Namibian society today. The discourses are built upon identified challenges of the Namibian society and the debates about them, and thereafter they are supported with the theoretical framework. The study was carried out through qualitative methods of the Material-based Analysis and Discursive Textual Analysis. The paper represents a deviation into two colonial legacy categories: ‘visible’ including structural legacies, and into ‘silent’ legacies consisting of psychological and social legacies. These represented visible and structural colonial legacies are either structural or social patterns as they were embodied during the research through artefacts such as ideas, institutions and attitudes.  Furthermore, these two categories have an important and dynamic relationship with each other. The findings for this case strongly supported the hypotheses that many phenomenons in Namibia may be explained through the historical colonial lenses, and that experienced colonialism is a key element in explaining Namibian society’s state today.},
  author       = {Suonpää, Mervi},
  keyword      = {Namibia,colonialism,colonial legacy,identity formation,tolerance,hybridity},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Ink On The Brave. Namibian discourses on colonial legacies.},
  year         = {2010},
}