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Unformatted text preview: Government 218 Spring 2008 POLITICS OF AFRICA Course Schedule and Reading The following books are available for purchase in the College Store. One copy of each is also on two-hour reserve at the Burke Library circulation desk. Martin Meredith, The Fate of Africa (2005) David Leonard and Scott Strauss: Africa’s Stalled Development (2003) Todd Moss: African Development (2007) Julie Flint and Alex de Waal, Darfur: A Short History of a Long War (2005) They are referred to below by last name of the authors only. All other readings are on electronic reserve at Burke Library (indicated by (R) below), or available online at the web address listed. PART I: INTRODUCTION AND HISTORICAL BACKGROUND Week 1: Jan. 22 - 24 Tues: Introduction and overview WEDNESDAY: EVENING PIZZA AND A MOVIE: " The Gods Must be Crazy " or “ The Constant Gardener ” Thurs: Western Images of Africa and Map Quiz (R) Western Images Reading Packet National Geographic: “Bushmen” (2001) -- (watch the slide show) http://www.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/0102/feature6/media2.html National Geographic: “Africa: Special Issue” (Sept. 2005) http://www7.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/0509/feature1/index.html Handout: Selected articles, Cultural Survival Quarterly (Spring 2002) “Africa: A special issue edited by Bono,” Vanity Fair , July 2007 http://www.vanityfair.com/magazine/toc/2007/toc200707 Map Quiz in Class Week 2: Jan. 29 - 31 Tues: The Pre-colonial and Colonial Eras (R) Vincent Khapoya, The African E xperience , (2 nd ed., 1998), Chap. 4 Moss: Chap. 2 WEDNESDAY: EVENING PIZZA AND A MOVIE: “XALA” Thur: Ethnicity and Class (R) “Tribe” News Clippings Meredith: pp. 154-161 (review) (R) David Leonard: African Successes , Chaps. 2 and 3 (1991) Week 3: Feb. 5 - 7 Tues: The Nationalist Era Meredith: Chaps. 1, 3, 4, 5, 7 and 18 (R) Frantz Fanon, “ Concerning Violence, ” in The Wretched of the Earth , pp. 35-55 (1963) PART II: THE AUTHORITARIAN STATE Thurs: The Authoritarian State...
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