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Navigating the Fourth Republic

West African University Students between Metropolitan France and Dakar

Harry Gamble

earlier period tend to focus on African students—and student activism—in metropolitan France, and not on the surging contests that developed at and around Dakar's Institute of Higher Studies. As the present article will show, this Dakar-based activism

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Rick Turner, Participatory Democracy and Workers’ Control

Alex Lichtenstein


This article considers the contribution of radical South African philosopher Rick Turner to theories of ‘workers’ control’. Turner’s philosophical work, especially his book, The Eye of the Needle (1972), posited the work-place as a fundamental site of ‘participatory democracy’ and a space for the potential radical transformation of South African society. During the early 1970s, Turner’s philosophical writings, teaching at the University of Natal, and political activism in Durban helped galvanise a cohort of radical white students who joined in support of protesting black workers in the 1973 Durban mass strikes. The confluence of Turner’s ideas about workers’ control, the students’ activism, and the collective action of the black working class gave South Africa’s labour movement a radically democratic, shop-floor orientation that deserves a revival in the new South Africa.

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Periphery and Intimacy in Anti-Imperial Culture and Politics

From French Others to Othering Frenchness

Burleigh Hendrickson

: Lexington Books, 2014), 28–29. 14 Fanon, Black Skin, White Masks , 93. 15 Andrew M. Daily, “Race, Citizenship, and Antillean Student Activism in Postwar France, 1946–1968,” French Historical Studies 37, 2 (2014): 331–357, here 333, doi: 10