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Thinking Freedom in Africa : Toward a Theory of Emancipatory Politics.

Author: Michael Neocosmos
Publisher: Chicago : Wits University Press, 2017.
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Neocosmos, Michael.
Thinking Freedom in Africa : Toward a Theory of Emancipatory Politics.
Chicago : Wits University Press, ©2017
Named Person: Frantz Fanon; Alain Badiou; Jacques Rancière; Sylvain Lazarus; Alain Badiou; Frantz Fanon; Jacques Rancière
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Neocosmos
ISBN: 9781868148691 1868148696 186814867X 9781868148677
OCLC Number: 980837380
Description: 1 online resource (676 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction: Politics is thought, thought is real, people think; Part 1: Thinking political sequences: From African history to African historical political sequences; 1. Theoretical introduction: Understanding historical political sequences; 2. From Saint-Domingue to Haiti: The politics of freedom and equality, 1791-1960; 3. Are those-who-do-not-count capable of reason? On the limits of historical thought; 4. The National Liberation Struggle mode of politics in Africa, 1945-1975. 5. The People's Power mode of politics in South Africa, 1984-19866. From national emancipation to national chauvinism in South Africa, 1973-2013; 7. Rethinking militancy in the current sequence: Beyond politics as agency; 8. Understanding fidelity to the South African emancipatory event: The Treatment Action Campaign and Abahlali baseMjondolo; Part 2: Opening up the thought of politics in Africa today: Exceeding the limits of sociology: Beyond representation; 9. Theoretical introduction: Social representation, modes of rule and political prescriptions. 10. Marxism and the politics of representation: The 'agrarian question' and the limits of political economy --
class, nation and the party-state11. Thinking beyond representation, acting beyond representation: Accounting for worker subjectivities in South Africa; 12. Renaming the state in Africa today; 13. Domains of state politics and systemic violence: The concept of 'uncivil society'; 14. The domain of civil society and its politics; 15. The domain of traditional society and its politics; 16. Towards a politics of solidarity: Feminist contributions. Conclusion: Reclaiming the domain of freedomBibliography; Index.

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