africaporter.jpg (28786 bytes) Africa, Childhood of Man

Lecture Outline

1. Images of Africa

A.Pre-19th-century Images: Terra Incognita
B. The Myth of the Dark Continent in the 19th Century

2. Anthropology and Colonialism

A. Time and the Other: Africa and the primitive
B. Anthropological myths about Africa: economic backwardness and tribalism

Sites of Interest

World History Archives: History of Africa in general
World History Archives: West Africa
WorldViews: Images of Africa
Discoverers Web Homepage - links and information on voyages of discovery
Mungo Park, TRAVELS INTO THE INTERIOR OF AFRICA (1795)
David Livingstone
Henry M. Stanley
Candice Bradley's Heart of Darkness Lecture

Keywords
The Dark Continent
tribalism
Edward Tylor
social evolutionary anthropology
"the doctrine of survivals"

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