Title: Epistemology: Hegemony and Subversion

Instructor:  Creston Davis, PhD (with guest lectures from Gordon Lewis, Azfar Hussain, Henri Giroux)

Cost: $50

Dates: March 4, 11, 18 Sundays at 1pm EST (New York Time) 

Meetings: GCAS E-School On-Line Platform (information on how to join will be sent to you upon enrollment)

Description:

This course is an attempt to identify, characterize and delineate emerging new countervailing epistemologies in the wake of global neoliberalism, that is to say the rise of the financial “corporate-banking” class since the mid 1970s. This course will unfold in the following three ways: (a) isolating the concept of “hegemony” (a la Antonio Gramsci and other recent theorists) and neoliberalism; (b) working through sexualized subjectivity; and (c) constructing a way of actualizing countervailing epistemologies into everyday practices.

Texts:

Althusser, Louis: Ideological State Apparatus

Hudis, Peter. Frantz Fanon: Philosopher of the Barricades (Pluto Press, 2015).

Freire, Paulo, Pedagogy of the Oppressed (Bloomsbury Academic, 2000)

Gramsci, Antonio. Prison Notebooks (selections).

Gordon, Lewis R. What Fanon Said

Prerequisites:  none

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