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Consumption and material culture in Africa since c. 1850

Vak 2011-2012

Toegangseisen

Beschrijving

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In this course, we will be investigating how the major shifts in the material culture of Africa over the last 150 years have come about. The main interests will be on the ways in which European forms clothing, housing, furniture, and domestic utensils have been adopted in African households, often as the result of migrant labour.
Further the course will investigate elite conspicuous consumption in relation to the major changes of material culture which have characterised Africa in the 20th century.

Leerdoelen

Further understanding of Africa, globalisation and the material world.

Rooster

Collegerooster

Onderwijsvorm

Lecture, tutorial, independent study of academic literature, study visit, field trip, work placement.

Toetsing

Paper.

Blackboard

Blackboard

Literatuur

Robert Ross, Clothing: a Global History

Aanmelden

Aanmelden als student via uSis.

Contact

Prof. dr. R.J. Ross

Opmerkingen

This research seminar is offered as part of the MA curriculum in African studies for 5 credits, MA History students can take this course for 10 credits.