GEOG 1000 - Lecture 8 - Oct. 5, 2011

GEOG 1000 - Lecture 8 - Oct. 5, 2011 - -Start trading...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
“Saving Africa” or Rethinking a Region Final Stereotype - Africa as victim passively waiting to be saved by us - Implies a “saviour” mentality The Saviour Mentality - “Keep a child alive” campaign - Takes a real tragedy and celebrities use it for their own benefit - Myth of the savage - Uzodinma Iweala – criticizes these ad campaigns, although they are well intentioned they tend to reproduce these bad stereotypes - “Stop trying to ‘save’ Africa!” Moving beyond victim Africa? - Still contain images of poverty but is a large improvement from the “I Am African” campaign - Adds countries other than Africa into the equation - Voice of an African is heard saying “and America” which has never been seen in other campaigns Rejecting the Saviour Mentality - Empowering rather than saving African-Led Projects - Regional integration: African governments bringing down economic borders - Promote development of the region
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Background image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: -Start trading within Africa-Regional economy-Trading locally creates a robust economy-African governments are doing this Peace Parks: Transfrontier Conservation Areas-Very big-Regional immigration-Removing of African border fences-Relocation of wildlife throughout different countries-Governments working on a joint project South Africas Truth and Reconciliation Commision-African model of justice and non-violent resolution-Investigated apartheid-era crimes and offered amnesty-Forgiveness national healing-Model for post-conflict societies around the world Civil Society/NGOs-Civil society citizens, the people-NGO non-governmental organizations-The solutions to challenges must include the people-Green Belt Movement Dr. Maathai, plant trees, empower women, promotes biodiversity-Other projects...
View Full Document

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.

Page1 / 2

GEOG 1000 - Lecture 8 - Oct. 5, 2011 - -Start trading...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online