Ethnology of Africa
Lecturer(s): doc. dr. Lunaček Brumen Ana Sarah
Brief general geographic, linguistic and historical overview of a continent. Attempts and problems of ethnological regional classifications. Over-Atlantic slavery, intra African slavery and anthropological approaches to diachronic and contemporary forms of slavery. Different forms of colonisation and types of colonial administration. Problematic relations between anthropology and colonialism. Historical overview of British and French anthropology in Africa (authors, methods, theoretical questions, concepts). Structural functionalism and related concepts of political anthropology and kinship, problem of notion of tribe. Development of urban anthropology in Africa, ethnicity and identities. French anthropology, Griaule and Dogons. Independence and related ideologies and movements (négritude, panafricanism, African nationalism…) and critics of anthropology (form inside and from outside).
Changing trends in anthropology of Africa after independence of African states. Anthropological approaches to selected topics: anthropology of development, migrations in Africa and outside it, African film, pastoral nomadism, tourism, gender relations, conflicts, neo-colonialism and globalisation in Africa. Orientalism and Occidentalism on the example of Tuareg. Diachronic overview of relation between Slovenia and Africa and its consequences for anthropology of Africa.