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    • ANTH326 P e ople s a nd Culture s of S ub-S a h a ra n Afric a Me e ting 6, Oc tob e r 15, 2007
    • B us ine s s • P roje c t P la n • Offic e Hours • F orum s • Cours e S truc ture
    • R e th inking Afric a • Ma in th e me – Month -long ”s e m e s te r c ore ” – More re a ding s – R e a s s e s s re s e a rc h • S ome ove rla p/ ra lle ls pa – E .g . Appia h /Diop –P erspectives on A frica • Ma y re a d in a dva nc e
    • E urope a n E ye s on Afric a • Colonia lis m • R oma ntic is m – Oth e rne s s – P roje c tion – Dis m is s e d h is tory – Dis m is s e d dive rs ity • Ch ris tia n/ pita lis m/ Ca Indus tria lis m • “Mode rnity”
    • R e a ding s • Ke im on pre c onc e ptions • Appia h on Afroc e ntris m • Owus u on e th nog ra ph y • Diop on politic a l move me nt • S outh a ll on “Trib e ” • R a ng e r on tra dition • Coma roffs on c olonia l c onc e ptions • R odne y on e c onomy
    • Th e me s in Kins h ip • Ma rria g e • De s c e nt (line a g e s , c la ns ) • Te rminolog y
    • Ma rria g e • Diffe re nc e with ma ting (or love ) • Affina l re la tions h ips • R e s ide nc e (uxoriloc a l, viriloc a l, a vunc uloc a l) • Inc e s t Ta b oo
    • Ch oic e S pous e (s ) • Ne ve r fre e • P re fe re ntia l ma rria g e • Arra ng e d ma rria g e • E xog a my • E ndog a my • P olyg a my
    • De s c e nt • De fining Cons a ng uinity • R e c og nis e a nc e s try • Unlila te ra l – Ma triline a l – P a triline a l • Corpora te Owne rs h ip • Cultura l S ta b ility • S e g me nta ry line a g e s ys te m (c la ns )
    • Kins h ip in Cultura l Anth ropolog y • Cla s s ic a nth ropolog y • Unive rs a l b ut pa rtic ula r – Inc e s t Ta b oo • Colonia l pa s t • Kins h ip mode ls • Cros s -c ultura l c ompa ris ons • De c re a s e in s ig nific a nc e
    • S h a nklin Th e me s
    • S oc ia l S upport • F re e c h oic e a s b urde n • Ac c ounta b ility • No ille g itima te • S ibling s
    • S oc ia liz a tion • S e lfis h c h ildre n • P rope rty • Cla s s le s s – C olonia lis m • Dua l-s e x
    • Ma rria g e • B ride we a lth • Ma te rna l unc le • P olyg a my • Villa g e wife
    • F or Ne xt We e k
    • Conte mpora ry • Compa ra tive ne s s • Cons truc ting Afric a a s c ritiq ue • E c onomic implic a tions • S ta te h ood
    • B e yond Kins h ip • De fining s oc ia l g roups – S upport s ys te m s – S olida rity – C om m unita s • E th nic ity a s s upe r-kins h ip • Kindre ds (s e le c te d kins ) • “S oda litie s ” • As s oc ia tions
    • Ag e S e ts a nd Ag e G ra de s • Ag e S e t a s Coh ort – “Oldb oy” – « P rom otionne ur» • Ag e G ra de s a s S te ps – R ite s of pa s s a g e (va n G e nne p) • S e pa ra te g e nde rs
    • S e c re t s oc ie tie s • Initia tion s oc ie tie s • Mus lim b roth e rh oods (s ufis m) – Tija niyya • F re e m a s ons
    • Volunta ry As s oc ia tions • S oc ia l ne tworks • Urb a n life • Loc a l • “E th nic ” • Cos mopolita n ne tworks • P olitic a l pa rtie s
    • We s te rniz a tion • Cultura l Conta c ts • Cultura l c h a ng e – C oe rc e d or volunta ry • We s te rn-like b ut typic a lly Afric a n – Ne tworks – Ma na g e c h a ng e • Oth e r pa rtne rs
    • E duc a tion • S c h ool type s (Kora nic , Mis s iona ry, Na tiona l) – Ne tworks • F orma l e duc a tion • “We s te rn-s tyle ” • Ob s e s s ion with lite ra c y – P owe r of ora lity • G e nde r • G e ne ra tion g a p