Item description for Conferences speciales de la 10e Assemblee generale du CODESRIA, Kampala, 2002 by Samir Amin...
This volume brings together four lectures given by distinguished scholars at the 2002 Codesria General Assembly, all offering African perspectives on globalisation, terrorism and development. The Claude Ak lecture delivered by Mahmood Mamdani offers an African perspective on 9/11, arguing that the roots of the terrorism so widely promulgated are in America (the 'democratic empire') and the Cold War. Mamdani underlines the aspect of terrorism he terms 'culture talk' - the language of contemporary globalisation. Samir Amin provides a critical overview and exploration of the alternatives to neoliberal globalisation, imperialism and militarism. Fatou Sow stresses the need to rethink development from positions that have regard for gender, and casts doubt on the slow pace of the integration of women into various spheres, despite women having acquired the 'right to have rights'. The fourth lecture, also delivered by Fatou Sow, is a critical tribute to Lopold Sedar Senghor, the Senegalese 'Poet-President', commenting in particular on his attitudes to African languages and ngritude, and includes the texts of his most beautiful poems dedicated to African women. In French.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.15" Weight: 0.2 lbs.
Release Date Sep 5, 2000
ISBN 2869781482 ISBN13 9782869781481
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More About Samir Amin
Samir Amin was born in Egypt in 1931 and received his Ph.D. in economics in Paris in 1957. He is director of the Third World Forum in Dakar, Senegal. His numerous works include "Eurocentrism: Second Edition", "The World We Wish to See", "The Liberal Virus, Accumulation on a World Scale", "Unequal Development", and "Spectres of Capitalism".