ANTH 326 Meeting 2: Representing Africa

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Slides from the second class meeting of Alexandre Enkerli's ANTH 326 Peoples and Cultures of Sub-Saharan Africa, September 15, 2010.

Slides from the second class meeting of Alexandre Enkerli's ANTH 326 Peoples and Cultures of Sub-Saharan Africa, September 15, 2010.

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  • 1. ANTH 326 Peoples and Cultures of Sub-Saharan Africa
    Meeting 2, September 15, 2010
    Representing Africa
  • 2. Logistics?
    Attendance?
    Coursepack?
  • 3. Projects?
  • 4. Learning from Africa
  • 5. Representations
    Misconceived
    Generalized
    Stereotypical
    Controversial
    Accurate
  • 6. Last Week's List
    Aid
    Aids
    Apartheid
    Black continent
    Blood Diamonds
    Colonialism
    Cradle of humanity
    Famine
    Female Genital Mutilation
    First mathematic school
    Genocide
    Happiness
    Independence
    Magic
    Mandela
    Megaslums
    Mugabe
    Music
    Political unrest
    Poverty
    Salif Keita
    Slavery
    Spirituality
    Sports
    Street hawkers
    Tribal warfare
    Wildlife
  • 7. Media examples
  • 8. Playlist
    PataPata, Miriam Makeba, Vuvuzela Hits
    UngudiWeleWele, Konono Nº1, Congotronics
    AmbelenGwara, Flutes Of The Mandara Mountain
    Au mois de mai, Zekuhl, Zekuhl
  • 9. Next week
    Misconceptions
    Bit of geography
    Generalities
  • 10. Alex's interest in Africa
    From vague (exoticism)
    Anthropological relevance
    Music and language
    Griots
    Hunters
  • 11. Malian Music
    Zumana, Abdoulaye Traore, Banankabougou
    Yamourou, Yoro Sidibe, Histoire de Yamourou
    Kayi ni Wura, Béla Fleck and OumouSangare, Throw Down YourHeart - Africa Sessions Part 2
    Dununkan, MadouDiarra, Dakan
    Bismillah, Tinariwen, The Radio Tisdas Sessions
  • 12. Mass Media
    Africa Today
    Africa no 1
  • 13. Semi-mass
    The World's Technology Podcast
  • 14. TED
    "Single Story"
    Mathematical Recursion
    Ushahidi
  • 15. Pop! Tech
    Appiah
  • 16. Radio Open Source
    VishwasSatgar: the Political Economy of FIFA
    VishwasSatgar makes a left-wing South African argument that the World Cup serves FIFA handsomely, but will leave his countrymen in shacks.
    Ghana Speaks
    Darfur
    Comaroff
  • 17. Blogs and Social Media
    Ethan Zuckerman
    My Heart's in Accra
    Global Voices
    Erik Hersman
    White African
    Ushahidi
    Afrigadget
    Twitter in Tanzania
    Epic Change
    MamaLucy and StaceyMonk