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©Lilani: Courtesy of NYU Africa House

Working the System (Cornell University Press, 2017) offers key insights into the everyday politics of dominant parties and neo-authoritarian regimes in Africa and elsewhere in the twenty-first century. Detailing the many ways ordinary Angolans fashion their relationships with the system―an emic notion of their current political and socioeconomic environment―Jon Schubert explores what it means and how it feels to be part of the contemporary Angolan polity.

This event hosted three discussants composed of NYU faculty: Robyn d’Avignon (History), Betty Banks (History), and Ricardo Cardoso (Social and Cultural Analysis).

This event was co-sponsored by New York University’s Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, the Africana Studies Program, and Africa House.