Lecture 6 Africa - ISS 210: SOCIETY AND THE INDIVIDUAL...

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10/23/10 1 ISS 210: SOCIETY AND THE INDIVIDUAL
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10/23/10 2 AFRICA It is a continent Like Europe and Asia , it has many individual countries
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10/23/10 3 Africa is the world’s second-largest and second- most populated continent, after Asia. The continent is surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, the Suez Canal and the Red Sea to the northeast, the Indian Ocean to the southeast, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west.
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10/23/10 4 There are 53 countries in the African Continent
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10/23/10 5 Central African Republic Bofi Farmers and Bofi Foragers
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10/23/10 6 Research methods used to study the Bofi farmers and forager Three methods were used: 1: 2: Verbal questionnaires 3. Ethnographic observations of child and parent behavior Participation observation of daily life among both groups
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10/23/10 7 Who are the African Bofi? Bofi is a language that is used by this particular population in the Central African Region Physically they are of short stature Commonly referred to as “Pygmy”, which considered a derogatory term Identified by the language they speak
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10/23/10 8 Cultural History of the Bofi Bofi have a history of tribal warfare, with the Gbaya being the Bofi farmers’ long time enemy. Bofi farmers originally lived in the savanna area but eventually moved toward the forest.
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10/23/10 9 After 1870 rubber became a major trade product between Africa and Europe Bofi farmers moved further into the forest to harvest the rubber tree
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10/23/10 10 Subsistence The Bofi foragers subsist through hunting and gathering in the rainforest. The Bofi foragers primarily hunt using large nets Bofi men, and children participate in the net hunt Egalitarian system in foragers
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10/23/10 11 The Bofi farmer Strictly patrilocal and every adult is identified with a patrilineal clan The Bofi farmer has a status system in the village Age deference and respect are core values of Bofi farmers
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10/23/10 12 BOFI FORAGERS AND BOFI FARMERS
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This note was uploaded on 10/22/2010 for the course ISS ISS 210 taught by Professor Cyrusstewart during the Spring '09 term at Michigan State University.

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Lecture 6 Africa - ISS 210: SOCIETY AND THE INDIVIDUAL...

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