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Carnal power and the postcolonial state

Adebanwi, Wale (2022) Carnal power and the postcolonial state. Africa at LSE (21 Apr 2022). Blog Entry.

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Achille Mbembe argues that obscenity is an essential characteristic of domination within postcolonial regimes. But what about contemporary African society? Professor Wale Adebanwi draws on examples from Central, Southern and West Africa to reflect on Mbembe’s concept of the “carnality of power”, exploring how political power can carnalise social relations and make sense of subordination.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2022 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
D History General and Old World > DT Africa
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2022 15:15
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 11:34

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