History and Politics of Sub-Saharan Africa

A.Y. 2018/2019
6
Max ECTS
40
Overall hours
SSD
SPS/13
Language
English
Learning objectives
For attending students
Ist D.U.
The first part of the first didactic unit aims to discuss in depth the political consciousness of the African citizens after the decolonization process, highlighting the ambiguities derived from the inheritance of decentralized States, functional to the interests of a foreign "Mother Country", as the colonial States have been up to the independence. The aim is a critical knowledge of the subject. The second part will be dedicated to the Cold war era in Sub-Saharan Africa.
IInd D.U.
The first part of the second didactic unit will face the Sub-Saharan resource management both within the global context and the regional dynamics, in order to face the presentations and discussion of the case-studies that groups of students will present in the second part. The students who will be able to produce in advance (by the 7th of June 2015) a satisfactory written case-study (based upon a literature agreed with the lecturer) to be discussed with the classmates will see reduced by one third the program of the oral examination.
Expected learning outcomes
Undefined
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
Third trimester
ATTENDING STUDENTS
Course syllabus
Slides of the presentation given during the lessons shared through the website: http://cfiamingohpssa.ariel.ctu.unimi.it,
- Reid R. J. (2012), A HISTORY OF MODERN AFRICA: 1800 TO THE PRESENT, Wiley-Blackwell 2nd Edition
- Cooper, F. 2002, AFRICA SINCE 1940: THE PAST OF THE PRESENT, Cambridge U.P.
Use of maps is highly recommended.
Chapters / Case-studies from:
- M. Mamdani, 1996 CITIZEN AND SUBJECT. CONTEMPORARY AFRICA AND THE LEGACY OF LATE COLONIALISM, Princeton University Press
- E. Hunter (eds.) (2016) CITIZENSHIP, BELONGING, AND POLITICAL COMMUNITY IN AFRICA: DIALOGUES BETWEEN PAST AND PRESENT, Ohio University Press.
- Comaroff, Jean and John L. Comaroff (2012). THEORY FROM THE SOUTH: OR, HOW EUROAMERICA IS EVOLVING TOWARD AFRICA, Boulder and London: Paradigm Publishers.
Essays provided during the lessons (uploaded on the website of the course , to be discussed the second week following).
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BA Erasmus students bibliography:
- Reid R. J. (2012), A HISTORY OF MODERN AFRICA: 1800 TO THE PRESENT, Wiley-Blackwell 2nd Edition
- Comaroff, Jean and John L. Comaroff (2012).THEORY FROM THE SOUTH: OR, HOW EUROAMERICA IS EVOLVING TOWARD AFRICA, Boulder and London: Paradigm Publishers.
NON-ATTENDING STUDENTS
Course syllabus
Bibliography for non attending students:
- Reid R. J. (2012), A HISTORY OF MODERN AFRICA: 1800 TO THE PRESENT, Wiley-Blackwell 2nd Edition
- Cooper, F. 2002, AFRICA SINCE 1940: THE PAST OF THE PRESENT, Cambridge U.P.
Use of maps is highly recommended.
- Cheeseman, N. 2015, DEMOCRACY IN AFRICA: SUCCESSES, FAILURES, AND THE STRUGGLE FOR POLITICAL REFORM (New Approaches to African History). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
SPS/13 - AFRICAN HISTORY AND INSTITUTIONS - University credits: 6
Lessons: 40 hours
Professor: Fiamingo Cristiana
Professor(s)
Reception:
Ask for a Skype/MsTeams appointment writing to cristiana.fiamingo@unimi.it
Ist floor, room 10, via Conservatorio 7