ALST 250 - Representations of Africa
Critique the ways in which “Africa” has been constructed as an object of Western knowledge. The course interrogates how Africa and Africans have been portrayed to outside audiences historically and contemporarily, as well as the socio-political ramifications of such portrayals. Drawing on key texts from the social sciences, the humanities as well as the creative arts, the course explores specific depictions of Africa and Africans. It examines African self-representations alongside representations that focus on Africa as a site of difference or ‘othering’.
Major/Minor Restrictions: None
Class Restriction: None
Area of Inquiry: None
Core Component: None
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