ANTH326 Peoples and Cultures of Sub-Saharan Africa Meeting 13, December 3, 2007
Tomorrow <ul><li>Wrap-Up </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Week-by-week </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Themes, t...
Final Exam <ul><li>Friday (December 7, H433, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.) </li></ul><ul><li>Answer five out of seven questions </li><...
Final Paper <ul><li>Due Wednesday 23:59 (December 5) </li></ul><ul><li>No penalty until Monday 23:59 (December 10) </li></...
Chabal/Daloz
Chabal/Daloz Themes
Team (Leading) Questions <ul><li>What “works” in Africa? </li></ul><ul><li>What makes Africa modern? </li></ul><ul><li>Wha...
Political Africa
Political science <ul><li>Governance and government </li></ul><ul><li>Development </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural awareness </l...
Post-Colonial African State <ul><li>Countries </li></ul><ul><li>Political representation </li></ul><ul><li>Heads of States...
Processes <ul><li>Westernization </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Acculturation” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Africanization </li></ul><u...
Democracy <ul><li>Appiah’s “Golden nugget” </li></ul><ul><li>In configuration (state system, market economy, citizenship.....
Government Politics <ul><li>Corruption </li></ul><ul><li>Cronyism </li></ul><ul><li>Dictators </li></ul><ul><li>Authoritar...
Identities <ul><li>Ethnic </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Tribal” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>National </li></ul><ul><li>Local </li></u...
Senses of place <ul><li>Local, regional, national (Russian dolls) </li></ul><ul><li>Local community </li></ul><ul><li>Land...
Group Labels <ul><li>Toponyms, glossonyms, ethnonyms </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not coextensive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Iden...
Postmodernism (PoMo) <ul><li>Reaction to modernism/modernity </li></ul><ul><li>Implied historicity </li></ul><ul><li>Cross...
Chabal/Daloz Notes
Chabal/Daloz <ul><li>“ Modern” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Traditional” </li></ul><ul><li>Alternative models for modernity </li></...
Chabal/Daloz <ul><li>Native/migrant </li></ul><ul><li>Fluidity, flexibility </li></ul><ul><li>Kinship </li></ul><ul><li>Ho...
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ANTH326 Meeting 13 (Draft)

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