Anthropology | Intro to Cultures of Africa
E310 | 27993 | Buggenhagen

Recent media and scholarly attention has focused on the African
continent as a locus of humanitarian and political emergency. But in
what ways does undue attention to crisis limit our analytical
perspective? In this first part of the course, students will be asked
to consider this and other problems in the history and ethnography of
colonial, post-colonial and global Africa. In the second half of the
course students will think critically and comparatively about
contemporary phenomenon facing African societies including oil and
mineral extraction, extralegal economies, human rights, Islam, and
transnational migration.