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Globalization has had an immense impact on many parts of our world. Throughout history, this has affected the formation of countless modern southern economies. What challenges have countries like Africa faced as a result? What are the benefits of looking at the world from a postcolonial perspective? In this episode, we connect with Jean Comaroff to explore this fascinating topic in more depth…

Jean is the Alfred North Whitehead Professor of African and African American Studies and Anthropology at Harvard University. Her writings include Body of Power, Spirit of Resistance: the Culture and History of a South African People, Beyond the Politics of Bare Life: AIDS and the Global Order, and Theory from the South

Jean’s research is primarily conducted in southern Africa, and centers on social and cultural transformation processes. Whether she is studying the nature of postcolonial economies or viewing the late modern world from the perspective of the Global South, Jean is on a mission to understand our world better – and all those who inhabit it.

Tune in now to learn about:

  • The colonial history of southern Africa. 
  • The importance of looking at Africa from an American point of view, and vice versa. 
  • The intricacies of formal and informal segregation in South Africa. 
  • How smart technology is intertwined with modern colonialism. 

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