Centre for Postcolonial Studies
Global Middle East Seminar Series
This talk explores the tensions around Egypt’s postcolonial project through Gramsci and Fanon, foundational theorists of anti-capitalism and anticolonialism, and in doing so engages with some of the problematics around applying Gramsci’s thought in contexts such as Egypt and thinking about Fanon’s writing in relation to anticolonialism today. The enduring afterlives of anticolonial politics, connected to questions of nationalism, military rule, co-optation, capitalist development and violence, are central to understanding political events in Egypt today, suggesting that Egypt’s moment of decolonisation should be centred within contemporary debates.
Sara Salem is an Assistant Professor in Sociology at the London School of Economics. Sara’s research interests include political sociology, postcolonial studies, and Marxist theory, and she is particularly interested in questions of traveling theory and postcolonial/anti-colonial nationalism.
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