Icons of Dissent: The Global Resonance of Che, Marley, Tupac, and Bin Laden

Professor Jeremy Prestholdt, University of California, San Diego, will give a book talk about his most recent publication.

Monday, May 6, 2019
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
10383 Bunche Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095

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Jeremy Prestholdt specializes in African, Indian Ocean, and global history with emphases on consumer culture and politics. His first book, Domesticating the World: African Consumerism and the Genealogies of Globalization, addressed East African demands for imported goods and how these shaped global exchanges in the nineteenth century.  His current research moves in two directions.  One project, the forthcoming book, Icons of Dissent: The Global Resonance of Che, Marley, Tupac, and Bin Laden, combines his interests in consumer culture and politics by exploring popular attraction to four evocative figures: Che Guevara, Bob Marley, Tupac Shakur, and Osama bin Laden.  By considering the resonance of these figures in multiple world regions over the past half-century, the book sheds new light on the transnational and temporal factors that define icons.


Pay-by-space and all-day ($12) parking available in lot 3.

Cost : Free and open to the public

UCLA African Studies Center310-825-3686


Sponsor(s): African Studies Center, Bunche Center for African American Studies