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ANTH 326 Meeting 2: Representing Africa


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Slides from the second class meeting of Alexandre Enkerli's ANTH 326 Peoples and Cultures of Sub-Saharan Africa, September 15, 2010.

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ANTH 326 Meeting 2: Representing Africa

  1. 1. ANTH 326 Peoples and Cultures of Sub-Saharan Africa<br />Meeting 2, September 15, 2010<br />Representing Africa<br />
  2. 2. Logistics?<br />Attendance?<br />Coursepack?<br />
  3. 3. Projects?<br />
  4. 4. Learning from Africa<br />
  5. 5. Representations<br />Misconceived<br />Generalized<br />Stereotypical<br />Controversial<br />Accurate<br />
  6. 6. Last Week's List<br />Aid<br />Aids<br />Apartheid<br />Black continent<br />Blood Diamonds<br />Colonialism<br />Cradle of humanity<br />Famine<br />Female Genital Mutilation<br />First mathematic school<br />Genocide<br />Happiness<br />Independence<br />Magic<br />Mandela<br />Megaslums<br />Mugabe<br />Music<br />Political unrest<br />Poverty<br />Salif Keita<br />Slavery<br />Spirituality<br />Sports<br />Street hawkers<br />Tribal warfare<br />Wildlife<br />
  7. 7. Media examples<br />
  8. 8. Playlist<br />PataPata, Miriam Makeba, Vuvuzela Hits<br />UngudiWeleWele, Konono Nº1, Congotronics<br />AmbelenGwara, Flutes Of The Mandara Mountain<br />Au mois de mai, Zekuhl, Zekuhl<br />
  9. 9. Next week<br />Misconceptions<br />Bit of geography<br />Generalities<br />
  10. 10. Alex's interest in Africa<br />From vague (exoticism)<br />Anthropological relevance<br />Music and language<br />Griots<br />Hunters<br />
  11. 11. Malian Music<br />Zumana, Abdoulaye Traore, Banankabougou<br />Yamourou, Yoro Sidibe, Histoire de Yamourou<br />Kayi ni Wura, Béla Fleck and OumouSangare, Throw Down YourHeart - Africa Sessions Part 2<br />Dununkan, MadouDiarra, Dakan<br />Bismillah, Tinariwen, The Radio Tisdas Sessions<br />
  12. 12. Mass Media<br />Africa Today<br />Africa no 1<br />
  13. 13. Semi-mass<br />The World's Technology Podcast<br />
  14. 14. TED<br />"Single Story"<br />Mathematical Recursion<br />Ushahidi<br />
  15. 15. Pop! Tech<br />Appiah<br />
  16. 16. Radio Open Source<br />VishwasSatgar: the Political Economy of FIFA<br />VishwasSatgar makes a left-wing South African argument that the World Cup serves FIFA handsomely, but will leave his countrymen in shacks.<br />Ghana Speaks<br />Darfur<br />Comaroff<br />
  17. 17. Blogs and Social Media<br />Ethan Zuckerman<br />My Heart's in Accra<br />Global Voices<br />Erik Hersman<br />White African<br />Ushahidi<br />Afrigadget<br />Twitter in Tanzania <br />Epic Change<br />MamaLucy and StaceyMonk<br />