Lent Term 2013
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LSE Africa Talks public lecture
Date: Wednesday 12 March 2014
Venue: CLM5.02, Clement House
Speaker: Professor Ebenezer Obadare
Chair: Dr Wendy Willems
Resistance is often associated with clamorous uprisings in city squares, as seen most recently in the 2011 Arab Spring. However, though they may not be as spectacular, modes of disguised resistance, dictated by the character of rule and the strengths and weaknesses of social forces, are no less salient. With one such example – silence – as its cornerstone, this lecture explores the effectivity of informal strategies as modes of political engagement in Africa. It pursues the theoretical implications for thinking about the state, resistance, agency, civil society, political mobilization, and democratic transformation in Africa.
Ebenezer Obadare (PhD, LSE) is associate professor of sociology at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, USA.