Mistaking Africa Curiosities and Inventions of the American Mind

ISBN-10: 0813348943
ISBN-13: 9780813348940
Edition: 3rd 2013
Authors: Curtis A. Keim
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Book details

List price: $47.50
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Westview Press
Publication date: 8/6/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 248
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Changing Our Mind About Africa
Speaking "African"
The Use and Misuse of Stereotypes
Stereotypes over Time
A Word About Words
How We Learn
Television Culture
Newspapers
Magazines
Movies
Amusement Parks
Other Sources
Evolutionism
The Origins of "Darkest Africa"
Africans in Antiquity
Western Views of Africans, ca. 1400-1830
Birth of the Dark Continent
A Myth for Conquest
"Our Living Ancestors": Twentieth-Century Evolutionism
Biological Evolutionism
Evolutionism
The Primitive African
Changing Paradigms
Lingering Evolutionism
Where Is the Real Africa?
Troubled Africa
Helpless Africa
Unchanging Africa
Exotic Africa
Sexualized Africa
Wise Africa
Superior Africa
Where Is the Real Africa?
We Should Help Them
Authoritarian Help
Market Help
Conversion Help
Gift-Giving Help
Participatory Help
Military Help
The Failure of Help
Rethinking Development
Helping Out
Further Misperceptions
Cannibalism: No Accounting for Taste
Africans Live in Tribes, Don't They?
A Textbook Definition
A Word with a History
The End of the Tribe
Contemporary African Uses of Tribe
Other Tribes
African Tribes in America
Alternatives to Tribe
Safari: Beyond Our Wildest Dreams
Where the Wild Things Aren't
The Good Old Days
The Decline of the Great White Hunting Safari
The Tourist Safari: Animals in Pictures
The Safari from a Distance
Hunting Africa
Africa in Images
Indigenous Races of the Earth
"Affectionate Curiosity of the Rosako Women"
Tintin in the Congo
Map of Central Africa
"Tarzan: Moon Beast"
"Africa. A Political Jungle�
"Lose Citicorp Travelers Checks in Maputo …"
"Ankle-biting Pygmies"
"If Carlos Knows He's Half Irish,…"
"I Am African"
"Experience Africa"
"We Face Challenges All over the World"
"Jewelry With a Global Flair"
"Elegant"
New Directions
Race and Culture: The Same and the Other
Race
Culture
On Being Human
From Imagination to Dialogue
Evolutionism
A Kind of Equality
An African Dialogue
Appendix: Learning More
Notes
Works Cited
Index

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