The paper should be typed in 12 pt font/times new roman, with one-inch borders
(1 ½ inch on top), double spacing, and ten pages in length.
In this essay, you will reflect upon the different kinds of
violence and resistance.
We’ve spoken about the violence that is committed during the
building of the nation-state and also by the market and capitalism. We’ve also
spoken about different kinds of violence, including physical, ecological,
gender-based, racialized, epistemological, covert/overt, spiritual,
Similarly, we have explored different forms of resistance.
For instance, resistance to the practices of the nation-state, capitalism, and
empire-building. But we have also discussed forms of resistance that imagine
the world and social relationships differently.
In order to discuss the above, from these readings
Please MLA cite the readings but not the summary website in the essay
Section 1: Empire making in Africa; (Book: King Leopold’s Ghost By: Adam Hochschild)
Summary website: https://www.litcharts.com/lit/king-leopold-s-ghost/chapter-1
Section 2: Empire making in North America; (Book: Our History Is the Future: Standing Rock Versus the Dakota Access Pipeline, and the Long Tradition of Indigenous Resistance by Nick Estes)
Summary Website: https://www.npr.org/2019/03/06/700013728/our-history-is-the-future-puts-standing-rock-in-broader-native-american-story
Section 3: Alternative Modernities; ( Book: Revolution at Point Zero By: Silivia Federici)
Summary website: https://btlbooks.com/book/revolution-at-point-zero#:~:text=Written%20between%201974%20and%202012,an%20alternative%20to%20capitalist%20relations.
Include some of the following key concepts in your analysis
Global capitalism and its basic features
Nation-state and escape cultures/economies
Modernity (modernity is usually thought of in terms of
progress, development, rationality, free market and trade, scientific
knowledge, dominating nature, etc. How do your chosen readings complicate this
understanding of modernity?)
Alternative visions of modernity (Anti-colonial, The
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