Oct 22, 2020  
Catalogue 2020-2021 
    
Catalogue 2020-2021
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AFRS 257 - Genre and the Postcolonial City


1 unit(s)
(Same as POLI 257  and URBS 257 ) This course explores the physical and imaginative dimensions of selected postcolonial cities. The theoretical texts, genres of expression and cultural contexts that the course engages address the dynamics of urban governance as well as aesthetic strategies and everyday practices that continue to reframe existing senses of reality in the postcolonial city. Through an engagement with literary, cinematic, architectural among other forms of urban mediation and production, the course examines the politics of migrancy, colonialism, gender, class and race as they come to bear on political identities, urban rhythms and the built environment. Case studies include: Johannesburg , Nairobi, Algiers and migrant enclaves in London and Paris. Samson Opondo.

Two 75-minute periods.

Not offered in 2020/21.

Course Format: CLS



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