Upper Hollingdean Road
Contemporary Theory in the Political Economy of Africa Development
5 week course on Thursday evenings 7-9.30pm from 8 March to 5 April.
Learning Resource Centre at the city clean depot, Upper Hollingdean Road, Brighton BN1 7GA.
Facilitator Luqman Temitayo Onikosi
This course will ask what are the forms of damage that a single story has done to the political economy of Africa development? Firstly we will explore ‘whiteness’ as a hegemonic* power structure that constrains equal and even redistribution of wealth, that should have offered people in the global south better life chances. We will look at how racism functions as a controlling mechanism which maintains colonial relations as ‘natural’ occurrences: the colonizer internalises colonialism and its attendant ideologies, and colonized peoples in turn internalise the idea of their own inferiority and ultimately come to emulate their oppressors. Finally we will look at identity and power as shifting, temporary constructions. *hegemonic – ruling or dominant in a political or social context