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Explores Indigenous challenges to settler colonialism in Australia, Canada and New Zealand from the nineteenth century to the present.
Activist Histories explores Indigenous responses to settler colonialism from the nineteenth century to the present. It examines the nature and impacts of settler colonialism within a global context. We look at settler colonialism in Asia, the Pacific, as well as North and South America. Through case studies of key protests and movements we will explore the historical roots of contemporary Indigenous activism, forms of mobilisation, and protest strategies including political organising, petitions, direct action, and international appeals.
This paper is essential for students who major in History, and it also complements studies in a wide range of subjects, including Māori, Pacific and Indigenous Studies, Law, Politics, Anthropology, Sociology, English, and Geography.
|Paper title||Activist Histories: Contesting Settler Colonialism|
|Teaching period||Semester 2 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$913.95|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,073.40|
- One 100-level HIST paper, or MAOR 102, or 54 points
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
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- Teaching staff
Co-ordinator and Lecturer: Associate Professor Angela Wanhalla
No textbook is required.
Electronic resources will be available on Blackboard.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship,
Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Information literacy, Research.
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- Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this paper students will have
- Demonstrated an understanding of the principal features of Indigenous activism from a comparative perspective
- Developed an understanding of debates about the origins, principal features and consequences of settler colonialism
- The ability to recognise and evaluate a range of disciplinary and intellectual perspectives on settler colonialism
- Demonstrated an ability to contextualise contemporary Indigenous experiences from a historical perspective