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(Post)-Colonialist Thought in Aviation Discourse in Sub Saharan Africa
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(Post)-Colonialist Thought in Aviation Discourse in Sub Saharan Africa

By DIANA STEFLANA

Abstract

The paradigms on connections between power discourse, represented by government actions, the procedure of global institutions and their dialogues with the airline industry, are not new. They have been long reflected in literature and academic research of the postcolonial era, when the airline industry was at its peaks. However, what would be new about interconnections between the airline industry and the actual discourse on the concept of power, is the capability of the airlines, as economic actors, to diffuse, through their main activity, the double folded representations of social change and resistance.

Social change and resistance concepts are signs, in their pure semiotic meaning, of dialogues conducted on the social problems and perspectives of the future, represented in terms of development or more straightforward, evolvement.  These dialogues are sustained by the representation of actual interests of society, the cultures and trends it tutors at that moment.

This article challenges the pure act of asking questions on whether the discourse is visible in the actions and interests of the society, and analyses the fundamental approaches to sustain social change and resistance that postcolonial economic actors signify.

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