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AFAM week notes

by: Victoria King

AFAM week notes 2113-001

Victoria King
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Africa and the diaspora
greg graham
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Victoria King on Monday February 29, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to 2113-001 at University of Oklahoma taught by greg graham in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 54 views. For similar materials see Africa and the diaspora in African Studies at University of Oklahoma.

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Date Created: 02/29/16
AFAM: GWF Hegel— "world history" philosopher the idea that we progress and improve spirit was a big concept a nation state is the highest form of a society He NEVER went to Africa but he made wild speculations about violent and gruesome behavior became a canon for knowledge, what they say is gospel Karl Marx read hegel very closely (wrote communist manifesto) these ideas and speculations affect future academic pursuits even to this day Africa became unimportant because it didn’t have a nation state, so people looked at it as outside of history missionary Keim- how Africa is portrayed in movies, theme parks etc. human zoos in paris Jamaican bridge and people dress in bushes celebrities and adopting african children suggest that they don’t have a bright future reporters only report on the bad things racist christians thought blacks were inferior song- please don’t send me to Africa the dutch had positive attitudes towards the reality of Africa national geographic is often the first exposure to press around the world of no european women. especially naked women. It was ok because they weren’t white, however, asians, africans, south americans, all expose as long as they aren’t white because its “their culture" “natural habitat" african language- whats the first words that come to mind? orphan, voodoo, huts, poverty, safari. why are there these connotations?? Martin Delaney-effort to help people escape Africa. although the people might not have wanted to leave race- social construct based off characteristics we put things into categories its changes your idea of the value of a person oxford dictionary of black vs white


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