David Scott: The Theory of Haiti

13 Nov 2012

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6.30pm - 8.30pm

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Nottingham Contemporary

Nottingham, United Kingdom


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  • Any bus to Nottingham City Centre
  • Lace Market Tram Stop
  • Nottingham Station
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Post-colonial theorist David Scott is a professor of anthropology at Columbia University, New York City, and Editor of the journal Small Axe, a platform for Caribbean focused social, cultural and political criticism. Scott's Conscripts of Modernity: The Tragedy of Colonial Enlightenment (2004), a significant reference for this lecture, explored the political implications of how the past is conceived in relation to the present and future through a reconsideration of C. L. R. James's masterpiece of anti-colonial history, The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L'Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution. Post-lecture discussion will be moderated by Christian Høgsbjerg.

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