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2020-2021 Catalog 
2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

AFR 233 - Africana Political Economy: Anti-Blackness in Capitalist Development


This course will examine the various ways in which people of the African diaspora have shaped and been shaped by capitalist institutions using state and global institutions. There are 3 questions that animate this course: 1. How have the experiences of people of African descent from around the world shaped and interacted with capitalism in its various stages from mercantilism through to globalization? 2. What role have political institutions from liberal democracies to authoritarian regimes played in mitigating the effects of capitalism on people of African descent? 3. Are there alternate frameworks for thinking through a generative relationship between people of African descent and capitalism? 

Satisfies Africana Studies major Social Thought and Institutions requirement.
Satisfies Social-Scientific Thought requirement.