Vorlesungs- und Lehrendenverzeichnis

WiSe 2020/21

Colored Solidarity: African American Encounters with Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean

Eraldo Souza dos Santos

PULS

“The Negro problem in America,” argued W. E. B. Du Bois in 1906, “is but a local phase of a world problem.” If racial oppression could be said to be the by-product of global structures of domination, then the struggle against it must equally have global dimensions. As new work on “colored cosmopolitanisms” and “internationalisms” has showed, enacting global solidarities among the “dark peoples of the world,” among the colonized and the oppressed, remains until today one of the key features of African American political thought. This online course offers an introduction to this neglected political tradition. It will analyze the ways in which African Americans have conceived of, and sought to actualize, transnational solidarities with Africa (Ethiopia, Ghana, and Liberia), Asia (China, India, and Japan), and the Caribbean (Cuba and Haiti).
This course will be taught by Eraldo Souza dos Santos.

Literatur

Africa
• Nemata Amelia Ibitayo Blyden. African Americans and Africa. A New History. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2019.
• James H. Meriwether. Proudly We Can Be Africans. Black Americans and Africa, 1935-1961. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2009.

Asia
• Robeson Taj Frazier. The East Is Black: Cold War China in the Black Radical Imagination. Durham: Duke University Press, 2014.
• Yuichiro Onishi. Transpacific Antiracism. Afro-Asian Solidarity in 20th-Century Black America, Japan, and Okinawa. New York University Press, 2013.
• Nico Slate. Colored Cosmopolitanism. The Shared Struggle for Freedom in the United States and India. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2012.

The Caribbean
• Brandon R. Byrd. The Black Republic: African Americans and the Fate of Haiti. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2019.
• Frank Andre Guridy. Forging Diaspora: Afro-Cubans and African Americans in a World of Empire and Jim Crow. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2010.

Leistungspunkterwerb

12 LP To validate the course, students must 1. write response papers of around 300 words to course readings 2. make a 15/20-min presentation in class 3. and write a final essay, length to be determined by the relevant Studienordnungen.

Studiengänge und Module

LPSWSbenotet
B2 Geschichte 2011
  1092 
Hauptseminar, Ergänzungsmodul Staat und Gesellschaft in der Moderne
3
2
nein
B2 Geschichte 2015
  222911 
Hauptseminar, GES_BA_015 Aufbaumodul Zeitgeschichte
12
2
ja
BA Geschichte, Politik und Gesellschaft 2016
  222911 
Hauptseminar, GES_BA_015 Aufbaumodul Zeitgeschichte
12
2
ja
  223011 
Hauptseminar, GES_BA_016 Aufbaumodul Globalgeschichte
12
2
ja
BA Volkswirtschaftslehre 2019
  222911 
Hauptseminar, GES_BA_015 Aufbaumodul Zeitgeschichte
12
2
ja
BL Geschichte 2011
  1092 
Hauptseminar Moderne, Ergänzungsmodul Staat und Gesellschaft in der Moderne
3
2
nein
BL Geschichte 2013
  220513 
Seminar (Hauptseminar), GES_BA_021 Aufbaumodul Staat und Gesellschaft in der Moderne Lehramt
7
2
ja

Kontakt

Universität Potsdam
Philosophische Fakultät
Am Neuen Palais 10
14469 Potsdam

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