Das “mercadorias-moedas” aos empréstimos para o Covid: África e desigualdade global, passado e presente

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https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.2316-9141.rh.2023.203632

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África, desigualdade, Covid-19, humanidades, Ciências Sociais, Resposta à pandemia

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Este artigo enfoca a questão da África e das desigualdades globais, unindo a pesquisa do passado com a experiência do presente. Argumenta que quadros de endividamento e desigualdades crescentes têm caracterizado a relação do continente africano com a globalização em tempos de crise socioeconômica estrutural. Isso já era verdade no início do período moderno e pode ser visto novamente no quadro macroeconômico dos dois anos da pandemia de covid-19. Compreender a resposta à pandemia por meio de uma perspectiva econômica estrutural e de longa duração abre novos caminhos de interpretação e mostra a importância das perspectivas das Ciências Humanas e sociais na formação das respostas à pandemia. Abordagens históricas comparativas, continuidades socioeconômicas e crítica ao poder fornecido por sujeitos situados fora da área de STEM (ciência, tecnologia, engenharia e matemática) se mostram vitais para moldar uma compreensão mais holística do período da pandemia e de como responder a futuras pandemias.

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Biografia do Autor

  • Toby Green, King's College

    Professor de História e Cultura Africana Pré-Colonial e Lusófona no King’s College London. Seu livro A fistful of shells: West Africa from the rise of the slave trade to the age of revolution conquistou o Prêmio Nayef Al-Rodhan da Academia para Compreensão Cultural Global em 2019.

  • Ana Lucia Araujo, Howard University

    tradutora

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GREEN, Toby. Das “mercadorias-moedas” aos empréstimos para o Covid: África e desigualdade global, passado e presente. Revista de História, São Paulo, n. 182, p. 1–22, 2023. DOI: 10.11606/issn.2316-9141.rh.2023.203632. Disponível em: https://www.revistas.usp.br/revhistoria/article/view/203632.. Acesso em: 16 abr. 2024.