Portland-State-University 2023-2024 Bulletin

BSt 333U Protests and People Power in Contemporary Africa

Analyzes Africa’s protest and social movements in the contemporary period using both historical events and scholarly analysis. It provides a multi-faceted account of Africa’s protest and activism politics as rooted in its historical and geographical specificities while centering the discourse on “people power.” We will examine much broader questions of social and historical significance like the relation between human agency and historical change, contestations of power, voice[s] of the people, gender, rights, continuity and discontinuity, and new forms of protest like digital protests.


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