Rafael Winkler’s essay for the Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology, published online in advance of the paper edition.
Rafael Winkler – ‘Sexuality, Capitalism, and Africa’: Introductory essay to the JBSP Special Edition Capital, Sex and Africa (Originally published online: 26 February 2020).
Abstract: This piece provides a general overview and analysis of the current imperative to decolonize in South Africa, linking the recent turn to identity politics with the transformation of the university in a neoliberal institution. Before introducing the several pieces that make up this special issue, the proposal is made that colonisation is perhaps best seen as a phenomenon that lies at the intersection of sexuality, capitalism and “Africa”, provided the latter is understood not necessarily or not only in a geographical sense as denoting a continent but, rater, as the devalued yet dangerous Other of the West.
Full article: https://doi.org/10.1080/00071773.2020.1732579
Rafael Winkler, Department of Philosophy, University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa
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