AA112B 4 Spring 2015 - AAS112B Lecture Wednesday February 4 2015 Kwame Nimako Social Movements and the World-System African and the World Order

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AAS112B Lecture Wednesday, February 4, 2015 Kwame Nimako Social Movements and the World-System
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African and the World Order Historical Perspectives on Resistance and Nationalism and their legacies in Africa
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Questions to be addressed: How is Africa’s role in the world order theorized? What do African intellectuals mean when they speak of African nationalism? Key Component: Hegemony ‘Four times in the modern age men have sat down to reorder the world – at the Peace of Westphalia in 1648 after the thirty Years War, at the Congress of Vienna in 1815 after the Napoleonic Wars, in Paris in 1919 after World War 1, and in San Francisco in 1945 after World War II’. (John Keegan, 2002)
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Legal Abolition of Slavery and its “Moral” Reinvention by King Leopold of Belgium “I’m sure if I quite openly charge [Henry Morton] Stanley [the explorer] with the task of taking possession in my name of some part of Africa, the English will stop me. If I ask their advice, they’ll stop me just the same. So I think
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