Youth Cultures in Modern Africa

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: History

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Modern African History

Fall 2018

Taught By: Emma Park

Section: A

CRN: 7233

Credits: 4

From representations in film and the news media, to humanitarian campaigns on social media, the African continent continues to be portrayed as a place mired in poverty, disease, and corruption. Widely consumed and rarely critically analyzed, these representations reveal very little understanding of how “local” and “global” forces have interacted—both historically and in the present—in ways that have important consequences for how we understand contemporary social, economic, and political orders. They also ignore the immense creativity and durability of African systems of knowledge, modes of political engagement, forms of cultural production, and networks of social support that people have sustained and recreated in the face of widespread transformations from the 19th century through to the present. This course is designed to introduce students to these rich and complex histories.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: History (LHIS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 4:05pm 1/17/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 3:50pm - 5:30pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 713

Date Range: 8/27/2018 - 12/12/2018