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Title: Spaces and scales of African student activism: Senegalese and Zimbabwean university students at the intersection of campus, nation and globe
Authors: Zeilig, L
Ansell, N
Keywords: Africa;student;activism;space;scale;Senegal;Zimbabwe
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Blackwell
Citation: Antipode. 40(1) 31-54.
Abstract: African university students have long engaged in political activism, responding to changing political, social and economic circumstances through protest that has at times exerted considerable influence on the national stage. Student activism employs highly spatialised strategies yet has received minimal attention from geographers. Drawing on case studies from Senegal and Zimbabwe, we identify four phases of activism in which students have mobilised distinctive relational spatialities in responding to changes in the spatial expression of dominant political power. In so doing, we highlight the inadequacies of approaches to resistance that give excessive emphasis to a power/resistance dualism or to questions of scale.
ISSN: 0066-4812
Appears in Collections:Human Geography
Dept of Education Research Papers

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