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SO342 Race, Resistance and Modernity

Third year optional module, in Term 2

This module is organised around lectures and seminars that explore the changing historical and contemporary relationship between race, resistance and modernity. It includes sessions on European colonialism, slavery, the Haitian revolution, slavery and segregation in the U.S., Frantz Fanon, the Black Panthers, antiracism, Black Lives Matter and the changing forms of racism in the present. The module engages with the work of key scholars in the field, including W. E. B. Du Bois, Angela Davis, Stuart Hall, Paul Gilroy, Achille Mbembe, and other contemporary thinkers.