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This publication explores how the Danish professionals ruled the colonized inhabitants in Greenland within the 19th and 20th centuries. competing narratives of colonialism dominate in Greenland in addition to Denmark. One narrative portrays the Danish colonial venture as ruthless and brutal extraction of a weak indigenousness humans; the opposite narrative emphasizes virtually completely the benevolent features of Danish rule in Greenland. instead of siding with this type of narratives, this e-book investigates genuine practices of colonial governance in Greenland with an outlook to the huge foreign scholarship on colonialism and post-colonialism. The chapters deal with the intimate connections between the institution of an ethnographic discourse and the colonial innovations of governance in Greenland. Thereby the booklet presents vital nuances to the certainty of the ancient dating among Denmark and Greenland and hyperlinks this ancient trajectory to the current negotiations of Greenlandic identity.

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