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  • 1. ANTH326 Peoples and Cultures of Sub-Saharan Africa Meeting 11, November 19, 2007
  • 2. Wrap-Up Threads 1
    • Conceptions (Misconceptions, portrayals, anthropological perspectives)
    • Choice of words, impact of word choice
    • Worldviews
    • Romanticism, Western imagination, noble savage
    • Enlightenment, mechanization, industrial revolution
    • Colonialism
    • Popular culture
  • 3. Wrap-Up Threads 2
    • Groups (Constructs, not binded)
    • Multiplicity of identities: language, rural/urban, traditional/modern
    • Tribalism (Ambiguity/stereotypes, connotations, nationalism)
    • Kinship
    • Gender roles in social contexts
  • 4. Askew Themes Team 1
    • Identity
      • Rivalries
      • Artificial community, unification from dichotomy
    • Sexual stigma, less provocative
    • Genres with influences, localized/adapted
    • Music as façade for (political) expression
      • Dance club with political party
  • 5. Askew Themes Team 2-3
    • Fluidity of culture/identity
      • Absence of sociopolitical divisions
    • Gender equality
    • Political voice for community (not stratified)
      • Sociopolitical innovation
    • Sexual education
  • 6. Askew Themes Team 4
    • Gender division (with audience)
    • False labels (diversity)
    • Music as unifier (music and politics)
    • Colonialism
  • 7. Ethnicity
    • Pan-ethnic groups
    • Urban/rural
    • Native/non-native
    • Negotiated for status
  • 8. “ Swahili” identity
    • Diversity
    • Language
    • “ Tribal?”
  • 9. “ Tanzanian” Identity
    • Tanganyika and Zanzibar
    • Coastal/Mainland
    • Nationalism
  • 10. Nyerere
    • Independence movement
    • Socialist model
    • African traditions ( ujamaa )
    • Education and literacy