‘A New Age of Empire? Legacies of Colonialism and Racism in the Modern World’

18 May 2021, 5.00 PM - 18 May 2021, 6.30 PM

Krishan Kumar (University of Virginia)

Zoom

‘A New Age of Empire? Legacies of Colonialism and Racism in the Modern World’

 

Kehinde Andrews’ new book, The New Age of Empire: How Racism and Colonialism Still Rule the World, makes a number of very sweeping claims about the legacies of colonialism, slavery, and racism in the modern world. In this he is very much in line with a number of other commentators. How should we assess these claims?  How far are the phenomena – as Andrews argues - connected, all part of the same process of Western imperialism and domination? This presentation will take the form of a critical analysis of Andrews’s argument and the examples he gives to support it.

Krishan Kumar is a University Professor and William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of Sociology at the University of Virginia. He was previously Professor of Social and Political Thought at the University of Kent, Canterbury.  Among his recent publications are Visions of Empire: How Five Imperial Regimes Shaped the World (2017) and Empires: A Historical and Political Sociology (2021).

 


This webinar will take place on Zoom. To register for the event, please go to: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/centre-for-ethnicity-and-citizenship-seminar-krishnan-kumar-tickets-146596625453

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