Jan. 25: Maps and Mapping
Harley, "Deconstructing the Map," Cartography (Summer
Giles-Vernick, On the Road of History: Mapping Out the Past
and Present in M'Bres Region, Central African Republic,"
Ethnohistory (Spring 1996): 245-268
Feb. 1: West Africa and the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade
Shillington, History of Africa (New York: Macmillan,
2nd ed. 1995).
7 (pp. 90-106): Islam and the Sudanic states of west Africa
12 (pp. 170-180): The Atlantic Slave Trade, sixteenth to eighteenth
13 (pp. 181-196):West African states and societies. to the
L. Newman, The Peopling of Africa: A Geographic Introduction
(New Haven: Yale University Press, 1995)
7 (pp. 104-36): Western Africa
READING FOR BROAD CONTEXTUAL BACKGROUND:
Bohannan and Philip Curtin, Africa and Africans (4th
ed.) (Prospect Heights IL: Waveland Press, 1995).
Feb. 8: Roots Festivals, Slave Castles, and Heritage Tourism
Lee Rose, "An American Family," The New York Review of Books
23 (Nov. 11, 1976): 6-8.
R. Wright, "Uprooting Kunta Kinte: On the Perils of Relying
on Encyclopedic Informants," History in Africa 8 (1981): 205-217.
M. Bruner, "Tourism in Ghana: The Representation of Slavery
and the Return of the Black Diaspora," American Anthropologist,
Vol. 98, No. 2 (June 1996): 290-304.
Feb. 15: Colonialism and Anticolonialism
Feb. 22: In-Class Workshop
US/ICOMOS, Conservation and Tourism Development Plan for Cape
Coast (available on reserve at Clemons Library). Please be prepared
to discuss -- and critique -- the entire document.
March 1: Photography and Fashion in Africa
Barthes, Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography (
New York: Hill and Wang, 1981): sections 5 and 42.
Enwezor and Octavio Zaya, “Colonial Imagery, Tropes of Disruption:
History, Culture, and Representation in the Works of African
Photographers” from In/sight: African Photographers, 1940 to
Perani and Norma H. Wolff, “Cloth and Dress as a Mirror of Culture,”
from Cloth, Dress and Art Patronage in Africa (New York:
Loup Pivin, “Totem and Icon” from Anthology of African and
Indian Ocean Photography (Paris: Revue Noire): 24-32.
Wendl, “Portraits and Scenery in Ghana” from Anthology of
African and Indian Ocean Photography (Paris: Revue Noire):
March 22: The Impress of Religion on the West African Landscape
closely for discussion:
Appiah, In My Father's House: Africa in the Philosophy
of Culture (Oxford University Press, 1992), Ch. 6,
Old Gods, New Worlds: 107-137
Ray: Judith Perani and Fred T. Smith, The Visual
Arts of Africa: Gender, Power, and Life Cycle Rituals
(Prentice Hall), "The Fante" and "New
Directions in Akan Art," 123-125.
Ray: Monica Blackmun Visona, et al., A History of
Art in Africa, "Age-Grade Arts of the Lagoons People,"
"Arts of Fante Military Companies," "Lives
Well Lived," 220-226. [Please note: Pages out of order.]
Gifford, African Christianity: Its Public Role (Indiana
University Press, 1998), Ch. 3, Ghana: 57-111.