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ANTH326 Meeting 13 (Draft)

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  • 1. ANTH326 Peoples and Cultures of Sub-Saharan Africa Meeting 13, December 3, 2007
  • 2. Tomorrow
    • Wrap-Up
    • Prepare
      • Week-by-week
      • Themes, threads
      • Questions
    • Freebie question
  • 3. Final Exam
    • Friday (December 7, H433, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
    • Answer five out of seven questions
    • Blue book
    • No documentation is allowed
  • 4. Final Paper
    • Due Wednesday 23:59 (December 5)
    • No penalty until Monday 23:59 (December 10)
    • Connect with course, explicitly
    • Format is open
    • Submitted as attachment on Moodle
      • Text, RTF, Word, PDF
  • 5. Chabal/Daloz
  • 6. Chabal/Daloz Themes
  • 7. Team (Leading) Questions
    • What “works” in Africa?
    • What makes Africa modern?
    • What makes Africa traditional?
    • What inspiration can we get from Africa?
  • 8. Political Africa
  • 9. Political science
    • Governance and government
    • Development
    • Cultural awareness
    • Determinism vs. ethnography
    • Embedded evolutionism and opposition
    • Ethnic multiplicity
    • Mono-ethnic countries
      • Lesotho, Swaziland, Somalia
  • 10. Post-Colonial African State
    • Countries
    • Political representation
    • Heads of States
      • “ Big Man”
      • Geshiere
  • 11. Processes
    • Westernization
      • “ Acculturation”
    • Africanization
      • Local adaptation
    • Hammer theory
  • 12. Democracy
    • Appiah’s “Golden nugget”
    • In configuration (state system, market economy, citizenship...)
    • Adapted to conditions
    • Ideology of egalitarianism
  • 13. Government Politics
    • Corruption
    • Cronyism
    • Dictators
    • Authoritarian regimes
    • Civil war
  • 14. Identities
    • Ethnic
      • “ Tribal”
    • National
    • Local
    • Religious
    • Degree of Westernization
    • Social (gender, age, class...)
  • 15. Senses of place
    • Local, regional, national (Russian dolls)
    • Local community
    • Land ownership
    • Ancestors
  • 16. Group Labels
    • Toponyms, glossonyms, ethnonyms
      • Not coextensive
      • Identity claims by use/explanation of
    • Colonial constructs (perhaps unwittingly)
    • Apply through contact/conflict
  • 17. Postmodernism (PoMo)
    • Reaction to modernism/modernity
    • Implied historicity
    • Cross boundaries
    • Deconstruct identities
    • Multiplicity of identities/viewpoints
    • Flexibility/fluidity/informality/chaos
    • Recognise anything?
  • 18. Chabal/Daloz Notes
  • 19. Chabal/Daloz
    • “ Modern”
    • “ Traditional”
    • Alternative models for modernity
    • Genuine identity
    • Community/individuality
    • Identity complexity
  • 20. Chabal/Daloz
    • Native/migrant
    • Fluidity, flexibility
    • Kinship
    • Household
    • Citizenry