Africa: Peoples and Cultures


This course surveys the broad anthropological literature on the cultures, politics, and history of African peoples and societies. Africa as a place-and as a concept-has held a particular place both in the Western imagination and in anthropological theory's history. We will tackle a brief history of (anthropology in) Africa before turning to major themes and problems in Africanist anthropology and popular discourse around Africa, closing out the course with several weeks centered on specific themes such as development, conflict, gender, witchcraft, and the state.
Course Attributes: EN S; BU Hum; BU IS; AS LCD; AS SSC; FA SSC; AR SSC

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Africa: Peoples and Cultures
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