Dec 06, 2023  

ANT 234 - Anthropology of Contemporary Africa


Though ethnographic texts, this course explores the intersections of gender, ethnicity and class in African societies in the 20th and 21st centuries. This course also examines representations of Africa within the nation-state and transnationally. Topics of discussion include tourism, national identity and ethnicity, popular culture, the dichotomies of urban and rural Africa and the cultural politics of development and the state.

Satisfies a major requirement in Anthropology.
Satisfies a minor requirement in Anthropology.
Satisfies an interdisciplinary minor requirement in Ethnic Studies.
Students entering 2012 and after: satisfies Social-Scientific Thought distribution requirement.
Students entering before 2012: satisfies social science distribution requirement.
Satisfies the cultural diversity requirement.