Inequality: Global History of Anti-Colonial Thought and Struggle

Description: Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Ongoing growth and normalization of poverty, violence, and racial hatred in neo-liberal present have direct linkage to earlier moment when colonial rule of previous century brought about global structure of inequality. Examination of some of most important voices of anti-colonial and anti-imperialist struggle from comparative perspective in order to historicize current conjuncture. Readings include Aimé Césaire, Frantz Fanon, Ho Chi Minh, Toten Miyazaki, Sun Yat-Sen, Shusui Kotoku, Malcolm X, Che Guevara, and Mahatma Gandhi. Use of dialogue to reveal and reflect on commonalities and differences of thinker/activist pairs. Historical background for each thinker and active engagement in interpretation and discussion of texts. Group project as way to reflect on current conjecture. P/NP or letter grading.

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