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    • ANTH326 Peoples and Cultures of Sub-Saharan Africa Meeting 3, September 24, 2007
      • Toward critical thinking
      • Consensus opinion from African studies
      Factoids again
      • Empowerment
        • OLPC
      • Portal
      • History
      • Bantu Languages
      Wikipedia of Africa
      • More Than 1000 Articles
        • 77. Afrikaans : af (8281) (IE)
        • 89. Swahili : sw (5982) (Bantu)
        • 101. Yoruba : yo (4072) (Benue Congo)
        • 113. Amharic : am (2989) (Semitic)
      In African languages
      • 147. Lingala : ln (808) (Bantu)
      • 152. Wolof : wo (444) (Atlantic)
      • 154. Igbo: ig (418) (Benue Congo)
      • 170. Malagasy: mg (291) (Malayo Polynesian)
      • 172. Somali: so (288) (Cushitic)
      • 176. Kongo: kg (270) (Bantu)
      Less than 1000 articles
    • Less Than 200 Articles
      • 188. Oromo: om (184) (Cushitic)
      • 189. Tigrinya: ti (177) (Semitic)
      • 191. Ewe: ee (175) (Kwa/Gbe)
      • 198. Bambara : bm (138) (Mande)
      • 203. Zulu: zu (107) (Bantu)
      • Particularism/Universalism
        • Anthropology
      • Fluidity
        • Lack fixed boundaries
        • Contacts
        • Negotiate identity
      African Specificity
      • Alternative to votes
      • Democracy
      • Negotiation
      • Argument
      • Debate
      • «Arbre à palabres» (“Talking Tree”)
      “Consensus culture”
      • Ecological concept
      • Central/Eastern/Southern (more than North/West)
      • Peaceful influence more than invasion
      • Intermarriage
      Symbiosis
      • Agriculturalists/foragers
      • State/bands
      • Widespread religions, local belief systems
      Coexistence
      • Settlements
      • Surplus
      • Population
      • City
      • State
      • Hierarchy
      Intensification
      • Similar to archeology
      • Dark Continent
      • Remnants
      Older African studies
      • Sculptures
      • Architecture
      • Textiles
      • Languages
      • Social structure
      Identifiable "cultures"
      • Iron age as if stage
      • Civilization (Game)
        • Linear evolution ( Tech Tree )
        • Prerequisites
        • Compete
      Technological Evolutionism
    • Lamphear/Falola
      • Kingdoms/empires
      • Forced confederacies
      • Loose organisation
      History of states
      • Small groups
        • Not necessarily connected identity
      • Nomadic groups
        • Pastoralists (herders)
      Non-State
      • Nilotes (Nilo-Saharan)
      • Cushitic-speaking (Nilo-Saharan)
      • Bantu-speakers (Niger-Congo)
      • Mande speakers (Niger-Congo)
      • San/Khoisan ("click")
      • Sudanic languages (outdated classification)
      Large cultural groups
      • Afro-Asiatic (including Semitic languages)
      • Khoisan (including “click” languages)
      • Niger-Congo (including Bantu languages)
      • Nilo-Saharan (including Songhay, Maasai, Kanuri)
      Language families
      • Ease borrow language
      • Trade languages
      • Speech communities
      • Not inter-communication
      Language families as cultures?
      • Next two weeks
      • Age-Sets
      • Age-Grades
      • Lineages
      • Queen Mother
      • Artisans
      Social Structure
      • Cosmopolitan networks
      • Urban life
      • Local
      • "Ethnic"
      • Schools (Koranic, Missionary, National)
      Associations
      • Initiation societies
      • Muslim brotherhoods (sufism)
        • Tijaniyya
      • Freemasons
      Secret societies
      • Environment
      • Crops
        • Cash crops
        • Food crops (subsistence farming)
      • Intercontinental contacts
      Geography
    • Gellar
      • Industrial revolution
      • Capitalism
      • Invasion
      Scramble
      • Amadou Hampaté Bâ
      • Colonials not seeing power
        • Even recent
      • Experience abroad
      Colonial Experience
      • Colonial past
      • Fanon's critique
      • Hegemony
      • Egalitarian because Post-Colonial structures?
        • Solway and Lee
      Anthropology's Critique of Colonialism
      • Created or reinforced by colonials
      • Region
      • Trade language
      • Community of experience
      • Spurious?
      Defining groups