January 9, 2015: For the Start of the Seminar (Revised)

A warm welcome to all of the new participants in this seminar. For our first session, please ensure that you do the following:

  1. Obtain the required texts for this year’s seminar.
  2. Sign up with WordPress (once you have received the invitation from this seminar to do so), and create your profile.
  3. Explore any WordPress support pages that you encounter.
  4. Download and read the complete (revised) syllabus.
  5. Obtain a copy of the (revised) agenda we will use.
  6. And please do the first assigned reading from The Imperial University:Introduction: Piya Chatterjee and Sunaina Maira, “The Imperial University: Race, War, and the Nation-State,” pp. 1-50

Our books for the Winter 2015 semester are, in the (revised) order in which we shall read them:

(1)   The Imperial University: Academic Repression and Scholarly Dissent
Edited by Piya Chatterjee and Sunaina Maira
Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2014

(2)   Homo Academicus
Pierre Bourdieu
Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1990

(3)   Ordering Africa: Anthropology, European Imperialism and the Politics of Knowledge
Edited by Helen L. Tilley and Robert J. Gordon
Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press, 2007