Emancipation and the Politics of Identity

Emancipation and the Politics of Identity

Categories: Lectures and Seminars | Intended for

Friday, October 18, 2019

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Add to calendar

1811 Dunton Tower

1125 Colonel By Dr, Ottawa, ON

Contact Information

Stuart Murray, 2314, stuart.murray@carleton.ca


No registration required.



About this Event

Host Organization: English and IAS

Dr. Firoze Manji
Institute of African Studies

Abstract: I consider the politics of identity in relation to the concept of "African". I trace the origin of the term used by Europe as a shorthand for the non-human or lesser-being to its emergence as an identity intimately linked to a struggle for human emancipation. I will discuss the consequences of delinking that identity from emancipatory struggles during the post-independence and neoliberal era which have resulted in the descent into ethnicism.

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