War Machines: Violence and Social Forms in West Africa

FREN 1710E S01 [CRN: 15794]

From civil war in Ivory Coast to terrorism in Mali, war and violence in Francophone Africa both provoke and respond to debates about France’s colonial legacy and continued presence on the continent. Yet these phenomena have much to tell us about emerging social relations, new forms of politics, and how ordinary Africans view the future—their own, that of their countries, and of the continent as a whole. This course studies these and related questions in a variety of media, including anthropological texts, written testimonies, novels, documentary films, philosophy, and investigative journalism. Anglophone Africa will also be considered. Taught in English.
Term
Fall 2014
Credit Hours
1.0
Maximum Enrollment
40
Primary Instructor
Meetings
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm Mon - from Sep 3, 2014 to Dec 20, 2014
Exam Group Code
15 (Dec 15, 2014 9:00am)