CSE444H1: Anti-Colonization and the Politics of Violence

Hours

36S

Previous Course Number

NEW444H1

This advanced seminar interrogates how the theorizations, embodied lived experiences and lived resistance to structural violence can create social, epistemological, ontological and political decolonizing/anti-colonial transformation. The work of Frantz Fanon, John Akomfrah, The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense, Elaine Brown and Assata Shakur amongst others are utilized to search for alternative and oppositional ways to rethink and re-respond to violence. The seminar pursues a nuanced understanding of violence as it relates to de/anticolonization as a lived praxis of resistance and as a practice of self-defense that is grounded in the assertion that there can be no decolonization without anticolonization.

Prerequisite
CSE240H1/NEW240Y1 and an additional 0.5 credit at the 300+ level from the Critical Studies in Equity and Solidarity Core Group.
Exclusion
Distribution Requirements
Humanities
Breadth Requirements
Society and its Institutions (3)