Week of 25th - 27th 1 Notes
Week of 25th - 27th 1 Notes 305
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Week 1 Day 2 Thursday August 27 2015 AAAS Contours of the African Past 19th Century Experience Europe comes to Africa colonization History Characterized The victor will write the books written so they can appropriate Africa Someone who Knows your history Produces you history Can control you Slave trade pillaged Africa Populations are here and there Need stability Study populations Marriage was a public affair rather then private Men can take more then one wife at the same time Restricted in some ways Families are coming together Tribes and clans are moving in because of marriage More extended families Involved Alliances between two different peoples Women exploited but also possess immense power Women use the children to demand rights Week 1 Day 2 Thursday August 27 2015 Men are the figure heads Exploited in the western view Kenya women support polygamy laws Political Strive and control in Africa Men trying to control Society Women do not have political power Have power at a different level Africa is underpopulation Preoccupied with maximizing population though reproduction and assimilation King Mocoso 100 wives Women are there to gain alliances King Munia Didn t know how many children he had Wives slept with other men Love chilled were not those men s children but the King s children He needed them It was allowed for guest to sleep with one of the wives Underpopulated regions underscored by constant if not intermitted strife and political control African Ideology and Celebration of Fertility Dances emphasizes sexuality Hip gyration Myth creation and Making Civilization Leaders create myths Myth explained Week 1 Day 2 Thursday August 27 2015 North Africa is slightly different Power Origin Things around them Sought fertility and population productivity via polygamy Control of People Slaving Abolished by 1920s Still have slave trade currently Still find populations that practice slavery Pawning Name associated with Pawning Abamenya People who live among others Allowed ot Marry Can climb the social ladder Adopting the society Societies Strove to Increase Population West African History characterized by frequent violent competition for women Wanted the control of people Women underpinned elevated male status More wives l have the better status wealthier you have Marriage was basically forged in terms of alliances between lineages and clans Women were central in foreign long term socio political alliances between communities Attempts towards forging permanent system of governance Week 1 Day 2 Thursday August 27 2015 Instability in underpopulated regions were ramped Discontent people tend to rebel Does this explain why there were so many coups in African countries after independence Discontent in societies led to migration Does this explain why there is outward migration rom the African content Ways of dealing with discontent was to try and loyalty and devolution of power within society The idea of decentralized God appointed me Appose me and God gets angry 19th century Africa was choked under violent reformation witnessed in political destruction and reconstruction Felt into the 21 st century Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe President since 1980 Elected official Won t advocate the office Other president Constitution changed to allow a third term Running for a third term HOMEWORK read pages 616 of A History of Modern Africa Anders questions below VVV What is Africa Nationalist History in your View ll Why was the ideology of nationalist or pan arianism history important in terms of undressing african history