Decoloniality, Anthropology and Africa 310

Module code APL 310
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
Module content

This module considers the colonial histories of anthropology in Africa and their impact on traditions of knowledge production in the discipline to propose a decolonised anthropology. It does so by critically reflecting on old and contemporary ethnographies from and about the African continent and pays particular attention to ethnographic methods, politics of representation, reflexivity, power and identity as pertinent questions to establish a decolonised anthropology. Students in this module are encouraged to imagine a decolonised anthropology in and for Africa. 

Module credits 30.00
NQF Level 07
Prerequisites APL 210 GS
Contact time 1 tutorial per week, 2 lectures per week
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Anthropology, Archaeology and Development Studies
Period of presentation Semester 1

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