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Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and...

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Ethnicity and Politics

Crawford Young.

in African Studies

P ublished online September 2014 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 12485 words.

Ethnicity is now universally regarded as a key element in the political process in African states. Paradoxically, despite its contemporary currency, the word itself in current usage is...

Lesotho

Scott Rosenberg.

in African Studies

P ublished online August 2014 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 9809 words.

Most of Lesotho’s people are of southern Sotho origin, speak Sesotho, and identify themselves as Basotho; however, Lesotho is not as linguistically and ethnically homogeneous as people...

Igbo

Nwando Achebe.

in African Studies

P ublished online August 2014 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 19297 words.

Igbo (Ibo) refers to a language and a group of people. Numbering over 30 million, Ndi Igbo or the Igbo people live in autonomous independent communities mainly in Nigeria, Cameroon, Sierra...

Environmental History

Gregory H. Maddox.

in African Studies

P ublished online July 2014 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 16629 words.

Environmental history, the study of how human societies and the natural world shape each other over time, developed fairly recently as a distinct field of historical inquiry. It emerged in...

Tourism

Andrew Walsh.

in African Studies

P ublished online October 2014 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 12084 words.

Research on tourism in African studies has developed considerably in recent decades, alongside the development of tourism studies more generally. Indeed, most of the scholarly sources cited...

Music, Dance, and the Study of Africa

Nate Plageman.

in African Studies

P ublished online September 2014 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 16865 words.

African societies have long created and performed a variety of forms of music and dance; so much so, in fact, that many people in and outside of the continent often proclaim that music is a...

Dyula

Robert Launay.

in African Studies

P ublished online July 2013 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 10770 words.

The name Dyula (also spelled Dioula, Jula, and Juula) has a number of distinct though interrelated meanings. In the first place, in Mande languages, the word Dyula refers specifically to a...

Conservation and Wildlife

Heidi G. Frontani.

in African Studies

P ublished online October 2012 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 10204 words.

Conservation in Africa, as elsewhere, involves decisions about the allocation and use of resources, including scarce ones, and, as such, tends to be highly politicized. Many human...

Conservation and Wildlife

Heidi G. Frontani.

in African Studies

P ublished online October 2012 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 10204 words.

Conservation in Africa, as elsewhere, involves decisions about the allocation and use of resources, including scarce ones, and, as such, tends to be highly politicized. Many human...

Swahili City States of the East African Coast

Thomas Spear.

in African Studies

P ublished online October 2012 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 9712 words.

Hundreds of Swahili towns and villages lie scattered along almost 2,000 miles of the East African coast from Somali to Mozambique. While many Swahili are rural farmers and fishermen, others...

Togo

Alexander Keese.

in African Studies

P ublished online January 2016 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 11617 words.

Togo is a territory with long borders that were artificially created by European intrusion around 1884 and in 1920 through the division of the German colony between the British and the...

North Africa from 600 to 1800

Allen Fromherz.

in African Studies

P ublished online October 2012 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 4607 words.

North Africa was shaped fundamentally by the coming of Islam and the subsequent migration of large numbers of Arab peoples. Although the Romans and the Phoenicians made important...

Archaeology of Southern Africa

Peter Mitchell.

in African Studies

P ublished online November 2015 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 10967 words.

Southern Africa (Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, and Mozambique) boasts one of the world’s longest archaeological records and its 3.5 million square...

British Colonial Rule in Sub-Saharan Africa

Timothy H. Parsons.

in African Studies

P ublished online November 2013 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 19168 words.

The British Empire in Africa went through several distinct phases. From the heyday of the Atlantic slave trade to the mid-19th century, the British imperial presence was limited to a small...

States of the Zimbabwe Plateau and Zambezi Valley

Maria Schoeman.

in African Studies

P ublished online February 2016 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 12002 words.

Since the 10th century ad various African states developed, rose to prominence, competed with other polities, and declined on the Zimbabwean plateau and in the adjacent Zambezi and Limpopo...

Archaeology of Eastern Africa

Matthew Davies.

in African Studies

P ublished online May 2015 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 31456 words.

Defined here as Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania (and, where appropriate, adjacent regions), eastern Africa has among the deepest archaeological records on the planet. Some of the oldest stone...

Archaeology of Eastern Africa

Matthew Davies.

in African Studies

P ublished online May 2015 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 31456 words.

Defined here as Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania (and, where appropriate, adjacent regions), eastern Africa has among the deepest archaeological records on the planet. Some of the oldest stone...

Morocco

Dale Eickelman.

in African Studies

P ublished online August 2013 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 9382 words.

Morocco shows the most marked ecological diversity of any of the North African countries, consisting of the Rif and Atlas mountain chains, the fertile coastal and interior plains situated...

Women and Colonialism

Kathleen Sheldon.

in African Studies

P ublished online August 2013 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 15614 words.

Europeans began arriving in Africa in the 15th century, most frequently settling in coastal enclaves while they pursued trade in goods such as ivory and gold, as well as in slaves. Although...

Health, Medicine, and the Study of Africa

Kalala Ngalamulume.

in African Studies

P ublished online November 2013 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 8472 words.

Disease has played an important role in human history. It has determined the fate of armies, weakened and precipitated the fall of political communities, and caused tremendous human...