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HISTORY OF POLITICAL THOUGHT
STORIA DELLE DOTTRINE POLITICHE

Racism and Governance in the Post-colonial States
Razzismo e governance negli Stati postcoloniali

A.Y. Credits
2021/2022 6
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Stefano Visentin After the classes
Teaching in foreign languages
Course with optional materials in a foreign language English
This course is entirely taught in Italian. Study materials can be provided in the foreign language and the final exam can be taken in the foreign language.

Assigned to the Degree Course

Management of Politics, Social services and Intercultural Mediation (LM-87)
Curriculum: SCIENZE SOCIALI E MULTICULTURALITÀ
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Learning Objectives

The course aims to analyse and discuss the connection between the racism of the colonial age and the current one, read through the concepts of governmentality and postcoloniality.

The students will be confronted with the reflections of some authors who, starting from the middle of the last century and up to the present day, have dealt with the meaning of racism in the past and even today in the construction of the political identity of the colonizing peoples and in the processes of governance of migrations and reception of migrant foreigners.

Through this reflection, students will be able to acquire a greater awareness of the meaning and role that racism still plays in the global society in which we live.

Program

The program can be divided into three parts.

In the first part, the thought of Franz Fanon, an Antillian physician and philosopher, as well as a political militant during the Algerian war and author of one of the most important anti-colonial texts, The Wretched of the Earth (1961), will be presented. In his doctoral thesis, Black Skin, White Masks (1957), Fanon investigated the psycho-social mechanisms that contributed to the consolidation of European colonial domination over other peoples. These mechanisms, far from being overcome with the end of direct colonialism, have been maintained in the post-colonial era, but have undergone a significant transformation.

The second part investigates this transformation through Achille Mbembé's 2016 text entitled Politiques de l'inimitié (translated in Italy in 2019 under the title Nanorazzismo). Here, the South African philosopher rereads the most recent events of democracy and citizenship through the lens of a new racism, which is cause of ineradicable conflicts and insuperable inequalities.

Finally, through Miguel Mellino's text entitled Governare la crisi dei rifugiati (2019), it will be possible to see at work and discuss the European migration governance as a means of managing a racial crisis that is functional to maintaining the current political and economic system.

Bridging Courses

No binding courses

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

At the end of the course the students must have developed the following abilities and competences:

1. contextualize the complexity of the studied topics and recongnize them in similar political and social situations;

2. clearly communicate to expert and non-expert interlocutors the theoretical achievements of the studied analysis, by a genetical reconstrucion and a focusing on the problematic issues;

3. acquire a critical and autonomous ablity to afford social and political themes (both in method and in contents) similar to those considered duting the course.

Teaching Material

The teaching material prepared by the lecturer in addition to recommended textbooks (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises, bibliography) and communications from the lecturer specific to the course can be found inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

Supporting Activities

The teaching materials and specific communications from the lecturer can be found, together with other support activities, on the Moodle platform ' blended.uniurb.it


Didactics, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Didactics

Mainly frontal lecture, with the possibility for the students to intervene with detailed studies and in collective discussions.

Attendance

No attendance is requested.

Course books

F. Fanon, Pelle nera, maschere bianche (1951), Ets, Pisa, 2015, i seguenti capitoli: Introduzione (pp. 25-31), Il Nero e il linguaggio (pp. 33-52), L’esperienza vissuta del Nero (pp. 109-134), Il Nero e la psicopatologia (pp. 135-188), Il Nero e il riconoscimento (pp. 189-199), A mo’ di conclusione (pp. 201-208)

A. Mbembé, Nanorazzimo. Il corpo notturno della democrazia, Laterza, Bari, 2019, i seguenti capitoli: L’uscita dalla democrazia (pp. 3-48), La farmacia di Fanon (pp. 81-132)

M. Mellino, Governare la crisi dei rifugiati. Sovranismo, razzismo e accoglienza in Europa, DeriveApprodi, Roma, 2019, i seguenti capitoli: Il governo della crisi sotto il prisma della razza (pp. 5-29), Necropolitica del neoliberismo (pp. 131-172)

Assessment

Oral examinations, directed to verify both the ability to synthesize information and the comunicative and the expressive skills of the students, as well as the achievement of the suitable political language.

Excellent grades will be awarded for: good critical and in-depth skills; the ability to link together the main themes addressed in the course; the use of appropriate language with respect to the specific nature of the discipline.

The following will result in fair grades: the student's possession of a mnemonic knowledge of the contents; a relative critical capacity and the ability to link the themes dealt with: the use of appropriate language.

Sufficient assessments will result in: the student's attainment of a minimal knowledge of the topics dealt with, despite the presence of some formative gaps; the use of inappropriate language.

Negative assessments will be given: difficulty in orienting the student with regard to the topics dealt with in the examination texts; gaps in training; use of inappropriate language.

During the course, students will be given the opportunity to present papers or oral presentations on specific topics, aimed at assessing the acquisition of a critical capacity on the part of the student, which will contribute to determining the final grade.

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

Didactics

Mainly frontal lecture, with the possibility for the students to intervene with detailed studies and in collective discussions.

Attendance

No attendance is requested.

Course books

F. Fanon, Pelle nera, maschere bianche (1951), Ets, Pisa, 2015, i seguenti capitoli: Introduzione (pp. 25-31), Il Nero e il linguaggio (pp. 33-52), L’esperienza vissuta del Nero (pp. 109-134), Il Nero e la psicopatologia (pp. 135-188), Il Nero e il riconoscimento (pp. 189-199), A mo’ di conclusione (pp. 201-208)

A. Mbembé, Nanorazzimo. Il corpo notturno della democrazia, Laterza, Bari, 2019, i seguenti capitoli: L’uscita dalla democrazia (pp. 3-48), La farmacia di Fanon (pp. 81-132)

M. Mellino, Governare la crisi dei rifugiati. Sovranismo, razzismo e accoglienza in Europa, DeriveApprodi, Roma, 2019, i seguenti capitoli: Il governo della crisi sotto il prisma della razza (pp. 5-29), Necropolitica del neoliberismo (pp. 131-172)

Assessment

Oral examinations, directed to verify both the ability to synthesize information and the comunicative and the expressive skills of the students, as well as the achievement of the suitable political language.

Excellent grades will be awarded for: good critical and in-depth skills; the ability to link together the main themes addressed in the course; the use of appropriate language with respect to the specific nature of the discipline.

The following will result in fair grades: the student's possession of a mnemonic knowledge of the contents; a relative critical capacity and the ability to link the themes dealt with: the use of appropriate language.

Sufficient assessments will result in: the student's attainment of a minimal knowledge of the topics dealt with, despite the presence of some formative gaps; the use of inappropriate language.

Negative assessments will be given: difficulty in orienting the student with regard to the topics dealt with in the examination texts; gaps in training; use of inappropriate language.

Notes

The student can request to sit the final exam in English with a bibilography to be chosen upon aggreement with the lecturer.

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