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AADS 3313 Anthropology of Africa (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

This course introduces major themes in the study of Africa. Anthropological concepts such as culture, power, and subjectivity will be used to explore themes such as race, gender, colonialism, development, indigence, and belonging. We will primarily read ethnographies (texts based on long-term field research) that seek to build our understanding of the world through close attention to the meanings that emerge from particular places and people. Students will learn the tools to analyze contemporary social issues in a variety of African contexts, to understand current research concerns in Africanist Anthropology, and to analyze anthropological concerns in ways that center Africa.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Noah Tamarkin

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17