Bjørnsson, Iben. ‘”Vi har ikke behov for forsoning …” – Det danske selvbillede i relation til Grønland 1953-2015’. Temp – tidsskrift for historie, vol. 7, no. 13, 13, 2016, pp. 117–151. tidsskrift.dk, .
In 1953 Greenland, with the new Danish constitution, became an assimilated part of the Danish kingdom. With that, colonial times were over, and Greenland and Denmark had to adjust to each other in a new relation – but realities showed that perhaps Greenland were not always as equal. In Denmark, there has been different views and narratives on the Danish-Greenlandic relation, not least Denmark’s role: good, bad, and everything in between.This article investigates the official Danish view of itself in the colonial andpost-colonial relation. Through statements from ministers for Greenland from1953 through to the present, common themes as well as diversions are identified.
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