Anth326 Meeting 3: African Diversity

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Slides for the third class meeting in Alexandre Enkerli's course ANTH326 Peoples and Cultures of Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Anth326 Meeting 3: African Diversity

  1. 1. ANTH 326 Peoples and Cultures of Sub-Saharan Africa <ul><li>Meeting 3
  2. 2. September 22, 2010 </li></ul>
  3. 3. On Our Way <ul><li>Third Week
  4. 4. Drop/add
  5. 5. Sites
  6. 6. First readings </li></ul>
  7. 7. Different texts <ul><li>Different tones
  8. 8. Not yet anthro
  9. 9. Theme: Diversity </li><ul><li>Summary of previous course </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Next Week: Anthro <ul><li>Southall </li><ul><li>http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2009/aug/17/aidan-southall-obituary </li></ul><li>McCall </li><ul><li>http://anthro.siuc.edu/mccall/index.html </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. History <ul><li>Embedded
  12. 12. Colonial pivot </li><ul><li>Scramble for Africa
  13. 13. Colonial Era
  14. 14. Independence
  15. 15. Postcolonialism </li></ul><li>Perception that Africa retains pre- </li></ul>
  16. 16. Modernity <ul><li>Industrial
  17. 17. Democratic
  18. 18. Nationalistic (Askew)
  19. 19. WEIRD </li></ul>
  20. 20. Mali <ul><li>Malian Flag
  21. 21. Vexilology
  22. 22. Ethiopia
  23. 23. African Americans </li></ul>
  24. 24. Keim <ul><li>Moravian teaching </li><ul><li>http://www.moravian.edu/default.aspx?pageid=3293 </li></ul><li>IU background
  25. 25. Strong language
  26. 26. National Geographic
  27. 27. Chapter on Dark Continent </li></ul>
  28. 28. Neff <ul><li>Macrolevel </li><ul><li>Whole continent
  29. 29. Back and forth </li></ul><li>Causal/deterministic </li><ul><li>Famines Sahel </li></ul><li>Superlatives </li><ul><li>Gondwana comparison </li></ul><li>Almost National Geographic
  30. 30. Copperbelt
  31. 31. Western Carolina </li><ul><li>http://www.wcu.edu/9643.asp </li></ul></ul>
  32. 32. Gordons <ul><li>April A. Gordon is professor of sociology and coordinator of the Women's Studies Program at Winthrop University.
  33. 33. Donald L. Gordon is professor of political science and director of the Richard W. Riley Institute of Government, Politics, and Public Leadership at Furman University. </li></ul>
  34. 34. Macro/Micro <ul><li>Micros </li><ul><li>Ethnography, microsociology, microhistory, microeconomics </li></ul><li>Macros: Political science, history, economics, geography </li><ul><li>Clash of Civilizations? (Huntington)
  35. 35. World System Theory
  36. 36. GDP Obsession </li></ul></ul>
  37. 38. Continent Maps <ul><li>One continent </li><ul><li>Sahara as highway </li></ul><li>Recognizable shape </li><ul><li>Blank map </li></ul><li>Overlay </li><ul><li>Metaphoric </li></ul></ul>
  38. 39. Maps <ul><li>Geographical features
  39. 40. Hydrography
  40. 41. Topography
  41. 42. Resources </li><ul><li>Soil
  42. 43. Mines </li></ul><li>Climates </li><ul><li>Symmetry </li></ul><li>Political divisions </li></ul>
  43. 45. Mali <ul><li>World Factbook </li><ul><li>https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ml.html </li></ul><li>Ethnologue </li><ul><li>http://www.ethnologue.org/show_country.asp?name=ML </li></ul><li>Anthem </li><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LihwWpBwDQ </li></ul><li>Un peuple, un but, une foi </li></ul>

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