GEOG 1000 - Lecture 2 - Sept. 14, 2011

GEOG 1000 - Lecture 2 - Sept. 14, 2011 - Unthinking the...

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Unformatted text preview: Unthinking the Country of Africa and Images of an African Other- Sub-Saharan Africa is everything south of the Sahara desert Popular Stereotypes of Africa- Stereotype of war and conflictgenocide etc. - Assumed that war takes place in Africa- DISCOURSE A collection of words such as violent, dark, chaotic that come along with images that create our understanding of Africa- Poverty and hunger- Assumed that there is not enough food and drought constantly- Disease AIDS etc. Africa is portrayed where your bodily health is assumed at risk (stereotype)- The Dark continent- Landscape of wilderness- Assumed as vast savannah - People dont fit into this stereotype unless they are tourists or primitive people Main themes for Africa Section- Popular images of Sub-Saharan Africa are inaccurate simplifications of a much more complicated story- Africa is not isolated from the rest of the world- Africa is not naturally poor, it was actively produced- Africa has wealth- Not a lot of middle class people- Addressing Africas challenges Unthinking the Country of Africa- Africa is a large continent Defining Sub-Saharan Africa...
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This note was uploaded on 02/06/2012 for the course GEOG 1000 taught by Professor Steveneflusty during the Spring '08 term at York University.

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GEOG 1000 - Lecture 2 - Sept. 14, 2011 - Unthinking the...

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