Contemporary Political Theory Essay

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CONTEMPORARY POLITICAL THEORY, POLITICS 3
Department of Politics and International Studies, Rhodes University, 2013

“Words wreak havoc...when they find a name for what had...been lived namelessly.”
- Jean Paul Sartre (cited in Ananya Roy’s City Requiem, Calcutta: gender & the Politics of Poverty, 2003 (University of Minnesota Press: Minneapolis)

In this course we will engage, immediately and without mediation, with some of the most influential theory at the centre of some of the most urgent debates in contemporary political thought. Each lecture will be based around a specific text and it will be assumed that the students have read that text before the lecture. The compulsory ...view middle of the document...

• Achille Mbembe ‘African Modes of Self Writing’, Public Culture, Vol. 14, No.1, 2002

• Ato Sekyi-Otu ‘Fanon & the Possibility of Postcolonial Critical Imagination’, in Living Fanon edited by Nigel Gibson, 2001 (Palgrave Macmillian: London)

• Mojubaolu Olufunke Okome Listening to Africa, Misunderstanding and Misinterpreting Africa: Reformist Western Feminist Evangelism on African Women, Paper presented to the 42nd Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association

Week 4 – Thinking from the Underside of Nationalism
Subaltern studies and the politics of the people.
• Ranajit Guha ‘Introduction’ in A Subaltern Studies Reader, 1997 (Oxford: Delhi)
• Partha Chatterjee ‘Populations and Political Society’ in The Politics of the Governed, 2004 (Permanent Black: Delhi)
• Sangtin Feminist Writers ‘Challenges of NGOisation and Dreams of Sangtin’ in Playing With Fire: Feminist Thought and Activism Through Seven Lives in India, 2006 (University of Minnesota: Minneapolis)
• S’bu Zikode To Resist All Degradations and Divisions, 2009

Week 5 – Thinking at a Distance from the State & Civil Society
A politics beyond the state?
• Alain Badiou ‘The Paris Commune: A political declaration on politics’ in Polemics, 2006 (Verso: London)
• Jacques Rancière ‘Democracy, Republic, Representation’ in Hatred of Democracy, 2006 (Verso: London)
• Harri Englund ‘The Hidden Lessons of Civic Education’ in Prisoners of Freedom: Human Rights & the African Poor, 2006 (University of California Press: Los Angeles)
• Michael...

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