AFSA01 Lecture 1: What is Africa? Who are Africans?
September 8th, 2015
LOST KINGDOMS OF AFRICA: NUBIA
Now known as the Sudan
Nubia is a traditional name for the area now known as the Sudan
First mentioned as a primitive outpost for slaves and dancing wom
AFSA01 Lecture 2: Precolonial Civilizations
September 15th, 2015
Orientalism: a way of seeing that imagines, emphasizes, exaggerates and
distorts differences of Arab peoples and cultures as compared to that of
Europe and the U.S.
DEMOGRAPHY AND THE ENVIRO
AFSA01: Lecture 8 The Sociolinguistic Situation in the
Who counts as an Arab?
o Is it a linguistic identity?
o Is it a religious identity?
o Is it an ethnic identity?
o Is it a political identity?
o Is it a regional/geographic identity?
o Is it a
AFSA01 Lecture 6: The New Scramble for Africa
Beyond Minerals and Energy
Large-scale land acquisitions (buying/leasing) in developing countries, by
domestic and transnational companies
Can also be done by governments and individuals
AFSA01 Lecture 4: Colonial Rule
o encouraged people to work by instituting taxes
o work = money = able to pay taxes
o always been a problem in African societies
o when the slave trade was abolished, how would they control
AFSA01 Lecture 7: The New Scramble for Africa Pt. 3
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R 22, 2015
AFSA01 Lecture 3: The Colonial Experience
There were two scrambles for Africa (one going on right now)
First one involved colonial conquest (sometimes referred to as the
petition for Africa)
Better referred to as a scramble, because it
AFSA01 Lecture 5: The New Scramble for Africa
Africa One of the richest continents in terms of natural resources
But also known as one of the poorest continents in the world
Africa was and remains attractive to outsiders