Post-Colonial Theory and Social Movements in the Global South

Semester: SS 20
Lecturer: Univ.-Lekt. Veronika Wöhrer Mag. Dr.

In this course we read and discussed texts by classic post-colonial scholars (Said, Hall, Spivak) and learned about social movements in the global South. We talked about implications of (neo) colonialism for transnational activism and social movements. We thus, analyzed maps and their meaning. 


  •  Hall, S. “The West and the Rest: Discourse and Power.” In Formations of modernity, ed. Hall, S.; Gieben, B. Cambridge: Polity Press in association with the Open University, 1992.
  • Mehta, L.; Thompson, L.; Nleya, N. “Water rights: State management in South Africa and India.” In The making of southern social movements, ed. by Thompson, L.; Tapscott, C. London: Zed Books, 2010.
  • Said, E. Orientalism. London: Penguin Books, 1995.

Group Project
Group: Salma Shaka, Adaeze Ike, Lisa-M. Weidl
Format: Paper
Topic: Analyzation of different maps and thinking about how a map that takes post-colonial theories into account can look like

Individual Project
Format: Paper
Topic: Answers To Texts On Said, Hall And Mehta