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Mistaking Africa : Curiosities and Inventions of the American Mind
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Éditeur Routledge
Année 2018
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Mistaking Africa : Curiosities and Inventions of the American Mind
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4th ed.
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Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; PART ONE INTRODUCTION; 1 Changing Our Mind About Africa; Speaking "African"; The Use and Misuse of Stereotypes; Stereotypes over Time; A Word About Words; 2 How We Learn; Television Culture; Newspapers; Magazines; The Internet; Movies; Amusement Parks; Other Sources; PART TWO EVOLUTIONISM; 3 The Origins of "Darkest Africa"; Africans in Antiquity; Western Views of Africans, ca. 1400-1830; Western Views of North Africans, ca. 700-1830; Birth of the Dark Continent; A Myth for Conquest ; 4 "Our Living Ancestors": Evolutionism and Race Across the CenturiesEvolutionism; Race; The Primitive African; Lingering Evolutionism; 5 Where Is the Real Africa?; Troubled Africa; Disease-Ridden Africa; Helpless Africa; Unchanging Africa; Exotic Africa; Sexualized Africa; Wise Africa; Superior Africa; Where Is the Real Africa?; 6 We Should Help Them; Authoritarian Help; Market Help; Conversion Help; Celebrity Aid and Raising Awareness; Gift-Giving Help; Participatory Help; Military Help; The Failure of Help; Beyond Aid; Rethinking Development; Helping Out; PART THREE FURTHER MISPERCEPTIONS ; 7 Cannibalism: No Accounting for Taste8 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; 9 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; 10 Africa in Images; Photo 1: Indigenous races of the earth; Photo 2: Human zoos: Ota Benga at the New York Bronx Zoo ; Photo 3: Picture postcard of an Algerian womanPhoto 4: Tintin in the Congo; Photo 5: Tarzan, "Moon Beast"; Photo 6: "Lose Citicorp Travelers Checks in Maputo ... "; Photo 7: "Ankle-biting Pygmies"; Photo 8: CNN misidentifies Nigeria; Photo 9: Taylor Swift's "Wildest Dreams" dreams of an all-white Africa; Photo 10: "I am African"; Photo 11: And the winner is . . .; Photo 12: "We face challenges all over the world"; Photo 13: "Jewelry with a global flair"; Photo 14: "Elegant"; PART FOUR NEW DIRECTIONS: FROM RACE TO CULTURE; 11 Changing Views; Changing Paradigms; The Same and the Other ; From Race to CultureThe Dangers of Cultural Evolutionism; 12 From Imagination to Dialogue; On Being Human; A Kind of Equality; An African Dialogue; Appendix: Learning More; Notes; Works Cited; Index
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For many Americans the mention of Africa immediately conjures up images of safaris, ferocious animals, strangely dressed "tribesmen," and impenetrable jungles. Although the occasional newspaper headline mentions genocide, AIDS, malaria, or civil war in Africa, the collective American consciousness still carries strong mental image of Africa that are reflected in advertising, movies, amusement parks, cartoons, and many other corners of society. Few think to question these perceptions or how they came to be so deeply lodged in American minds. This book, looks at the historical evolution of this mind-set and examines the role that popular media plays in its creation. Keim addresses the most prevalent myths and preconceptions and demonstrates how these prevent a true understanding of the enormously diverse peoples and cultures of Africa
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978-0-429-97462-5
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