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AFAS 160: Week 3

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AFAS 160: Week 3 AFAS 160A1

The Africana Experience
Professor Yuxuf Abana

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The Africana Experience
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Date Created: 09/10/15
AFAS 160 The Africana Experience Week 3 September 7 11 LECTURE 98 Family connections that create organizational structures in societies Counters Europeanmade stereotypes of chaos and disorganization Much more extended compared to European culture Any blood relatives are considered motherfather or brothersister instead of auntuncle or cousin Forms amp Units of Social Relations Kinship related by sharing Clan related by sharing common common ancestry traits such as profession Methods of Formation Marriage important in forging kinship ties 1 Negotiation by parents Includes offerings and gifts such as dowrys commonly mistaken as a transaction but not meant that way 2 Education of wife period of isolation 3 Marriage 4 Celebration often in the form of a feast for the entire family Significance of Family Socioeconomic ties Communal bond Social reach In uence Christianity and Islam weakened the matriarch emphasized male power Colonial rule forced people into cities where family close family ties may have been lost or became less important Modern ideas like those spread by media and entertainment Natural disasters and political climates weather disease war etc can break up or alter family dynamics with dramatic changes Globalization Africa s family values redefine kinship for many Creates new forms of social relations Another source of national identity unity created by similarity in actions QUIZ 1 910 Homework The Middle Passage D2L


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