The Good Question Podcast

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Joining us today is Jean Comaroff, the Alfred North Whitehead Professor of African and African American Studies and Anthropology at Harvard University. With her research primarily conducted in southern Africa, she is on a mission to better understand the social and cultural processes of transformation. 

Jean’s interests include the making and unmaking of colonial society, the nature of the postcolony, and the late modern world viewed from the Global South. What can we discover by analyzing the distinct economic history of southern countries? Listen now to find out directly from an expert!

Jump in to explore:

  • What African studies can tell us about colonial history. 
  • The parallel histories of South Africa and the United States.
  • The importance of looking at the world from a non-Eurocentric perspective.
  • The many different types of imperialism. 

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