ANTH326 Meeting 11 (Final)

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ANTH326 Meeting 11 (Final)

  1. 1. ANTH326 Peoples and Cultures of Sub-Saharan Africa Meeting 11, November 19, 2007
  2. 2. Wrap-Up Threads 1 <ul><li>Conceptions (Misconceptions, portrayals, anthropological perspectives) </li></ul><ul><li>Choice of words, impact of word choice </li></ul><ul><li>Worldviews </li></ul><ul><li>Romanticism, Western imagination, noble savage </li></ul><ul><li>Enlightenment, mechanization, industrial revolution </li></ul><ul><li>Colonialism </li></ul><ul><li>Popular culture </li></ul>
  3. 3. Wrap-Up Threads 2 <ul><li>Groups (Constructs, not binded) </li></ul><ul><li>Multiplicity of identities: language, rural/urban, traditional/modern </li></ul><ul><li>Tribalism (Ambiguity/stereotypes, connotations, nationalism) </li></ul><ul><li>Kinship </li></ul><ul><li>Gender roles in social contexts </li></ul>
  4. 4. Askew Themes Team 1 <ul><li>Identity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rivalries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Artificial community, unification from dichotomy </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sexual stigma, less provocative </li></ul><ul><li>Genres with influences, localized/adapted </li></ul><ul><li>Music as façade for (political) expression </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dance club with political party </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Askew Themes Team 2-3 <ul><li>Fluidity of culture/identity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Absence of sociopolitical divisions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Gender equality </li></ul><ul><li>Political voice for community (not stratified) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sociopolitical innovation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sexual education </li></ul>
  6. 6. Askew Themes Team 4 <ul><li>Gender division (with audience) </li></ul><ul><li>False labels (diversity) </li></ul><ul><li>Music as unifier (music and politics) </li></ul><ul><li>Colonialism </li></ul>
  7. 7. Ethnicity <ul><li>Pan-ethnic groups </li></ul><ul><li>Urban/rural </li></ul><ul><li>Native/non-native </li></ul><ul><li>Negotiated for status </li></ul>
  8. 8. “ Swahili” identity <ul><li>Diversity </li></ul><ul><li>Language </li></ul><ul><li>“ Tribal?” </li></ul>
  9. 9. “ Tanzanian” Identity <ul><li>Tanganyika and Zanzibar </li></ul><ul><li>Coastal/Mainland </li></ul><ul><li>Nationalism </li></ul>
  10. 10. Nyerere <ul><li>Independence movement </li></ul><ul><li>Socialist model </li></ul><ul><li>African traditions ( ujamaa ) </li></ul><ul><li>Education and literacy </li></ul>

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