Call for Papers to the University of Edinburgh’s Centre of African Studies (ECAS) 2019 Conference "Africa: Connections and Disruptions" taking place in Edinburgh from the 11-14 June 2019.
Changing Structural Conditions in the Periphery: African Connections and Disruptions within the Global Economy
This panel interrogates disruptions and continuities in Africa's connection with the global economy, taking the work of the late Samir Amin as an intellectual point of departure, both theoretically and/or methodologically. We seek papers that examine how the structural conditions, both internally and those imposed by the global economy have changed, for example with the intensification of financialization, the rise of China and with the increase of populism internationally. Can Amin's contribution to dependency theory and his notion of delinking be fruitfully rethought within these changing contexts? What are alternative and new forms of dependency theory that have emerged since its initial inception? Do(es) dependency theory(ies) still have any relevance for understanding the place of Africa in the global economy? What connections and disruptions have been made in the understanding of Africa's underdevelopment?
This panel invites papers that engage with the intellectual openings provided by Samir Amin's work, including Eurocentrism, and the relationship between theory and political practice. Panelists will also be invited to submit their papers for consideration in a festschrift on Samir Amin.
Submit your paper proposal by the 21st of January 2019 through https://www.nomadit.co.uk/ecas/ecas2019/conferencesuite.php/panels/7797
More information about the conference can be found here: https://ecasconference.org/2019/cfp?utm_source=conference&utm_medium=ema...