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    • ANTH326 Peoples and Cultures of Sub-Saharan Africa Meeting 3, September 24, 2007
    • Business
      • Project Plan on October 15
        • “ Pre-write” on October 8
        • Themes?
      • Critical Reviews
      • Media Critique
      • Online Participation
      • Office Hours
    • Factoids again
      • Toward critical thinking
      • Consensus opinion from African studies
      • Intro. to African Studies
    • Wikipedia of Africa
      • Empowerment
        • OLPC
      • Portal
      • History
      • Bantu Languages
    • In African languages
      • 77. Afrikaans : af (8281) (IE)
      • 89. Swahili : sw (5982) (Bantu)
      • 101. Yoruba : yo (4072) (Benue Congo)
      • 113. Amharic : am (2989) (Semitic)
    • Other African Wikipedias
      • 147. Lingala : ln (808) (Bantu)
      • 152. Wolof : wo (444) (Atlantic)
      • 198. Bambara : bm (138) (Mande)
    • African Specificity
      • Particularism/Universalism
        • Anthropology
      • Fluidity
        • Lack fixed boundaries
        • Contacts
        • Negotiate identity
    • “Consensus culture”
      • Alternative to votes
      • Democracy
      • Negotiation
      • Argument
      • Debate
      • «Arbre à palabres» (“Talking Tree”)
    • Symbiosis
      • Ecological concept
      • Central/Eastern/Southern (more than North/West)
      • Peaceful influence more than invasion
      • Intermarriage
    • Coexistence
      • Agriculturalists/foragers
      • State/bands
      • Widespread religions, local belief systems
    • Intensification
      • Settlements
      • Surplus
      • Population
      • City
      • State
      • Hierarchy
    • Technological Evolutionism
      • Iron age as if stage
      • Civilization (Game)
        • Linear evolution ( Tech Tree )
        • Prerequisites
        • Compete
    • Readings
      • Questions?
      • What struck you?
      • Critical perspective
        • Author’s approach
        • Arguments
      • Links with other texts
    • Anthropology's Critique of Colonialism
      • Colonial past
      • Fanon's critique
      • Hegemony
      • Egalitarian because Post-Colonial structures?
        • Solway and Lee
    • Lamphear/Falola
    • Large cultural groups
      • Nilotes (Nilo-Saharan)
      • Cushitic-speaking (Nilo-Saharan)
      • Bantu-speakers (Niger-Congo)
      • Mande speakers (Niger-Congo)
      • San/Khoisan ("click")
      • Sudanic languages (outdated classification)
    • Language families
      • Afro-Asiatic (including Semitic languages)
      • Khoisan (including “click” languages)
      • Niger-Congo (including Bantu languages)
      • Nilo-Saharan (including Songhay, Maasai, Kanuri)
    • Language families as cultures?
      • Ease borrow language
      • Trade languages
      • Speech communities
      • Not inter-communication
    • Older African studies
      • Similar to archeology
      • Dark Continent
      • Remnants
    • Identifiable “cultures”
      • Sculptures
      • Architecture
      • Textiles
      • Languages
      • Social structure
    • History of states
      • Kingdoms/empires
      • Forced confederacies
      • Loose organisation
    • Non-State
      • Small groups
        • Not necessarily connected identity
      • Nomadic groups
        • Pastoralists (herders)
    • Social Structure
      • Next two weeks
      • Age-Sets
      • Age-Grades
      • Lineages
      • Queen Mother
      • Artisans
    • Gellar
    • Scramble
      • Industrial revolution
      • Capitalism
      • Invasion
    • Colonial Experience
      • Amadou Hampaté Bâ
      • Colonials not seeing power
        • Even recent
      • Experience abroad
    • Defining groups
      • Amselle and M’Bokolo Au coeur de l’ethnie
      • Created or reinforced by colonials
      • Region
      • Trade language
      • Community of experience
      • Spurious culture?