Decolonisation: Power, Politics and Knowledge

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February 12, 2021 to February 26, 2021
United Kingdom
Subject Fields: 
African History / Studies, Asian History / Studies, Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, Political History / Studies, Sociology

In the twentieth century, anti-colonial and anti-racist movements in Asia, Africa, and the Americas appeared to be radically remaking the modern world. Yet the creation of new and politically independent nation-states was only one stage of decolonisation. The configuration of global power is still unequal. The ways in which we think and engage in the world continue to be marked by what one can call a colonial past and present. Yet alternative possibilities have been and are being proposed.

Situated across the disciplines of Politics, History, and Sociology, this introductory course examines the unfinished business of decolonisation. The course will:

1. Introduce participants to key ideas in decoloniality, post-colonialism, Marxism, gender, and ecological studies.

2. Analyse the historic contexts of political decolonisation with attention to the work of Frantz Fanon.

3. Ask how are our everyday lives impacted by colonial legacies using the example of race, gender, and desire?

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Course Convenor:

Dr Sanaa Alimia is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the Aga Khan University’s Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations, London.


12, 19 and 26 February 2021 (09:00 – 11:30, London Time). 

Tickets and Booking:

The number of tickets is limited. Book your ticket soon.

*The course will be delivered via Zoom. Readings and further details will be provided later upon registration.

* This short course is not credited. However, confirmation of attendance can be provided upon request.


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