ORDERING AFRICA

The following is a list of all the articles that were published on Ordering Africa: Anthropology, European Imperialism and the Politics of Knowledge (edited by Helen L. Tilley with Robert J. Gordon, 2007), with each reviewing a specific chapter in the volume. In order to maintain equity in the number of written assignments allotted to each student, we excluded the chapter on Switzerland from our written commentaries, though it was included in discussion in the seminar. The following list follows the order in which the chapters appear in the volume, starting with a cover post.

  1. Third Book: ORDERING AFRICA
  2. Introduction: Review of “Introduction: Africa, Imperialism, and Anthropology”
  3. Chapter 1: Ethnography, Ethnology, and Colonial Domination: A Restless Intimacy
  4. Chapter 2: Autocratic Ethnology: On the Conflict of Individualism and Research
  5. Chapter 3: Review of “Internationalization and ‘Scientific Nationalism’: the International Institute of African Languages and Cultures Between the Wars”
  6. Chapter 4: Review of “Of Conjunctions, Comportment, and Clothing: The Place of African Teaching Assistants in Berlin and Hamburg”
  7. Chapter 5: The Production of Ethnographic Writing in the Context of Colonial Africa: Jean-Hervé Jezequel’s “Voices of their own? African participation in the production of colonial knowledge in French West Africa, 1889-1919”
  8. Chapter 6: Review: Custom, Modernity, and the Search for Kihooto: Kenyatta, Malinowski and the Making of Facing Mount Kenya
  9. Chapter 7–discussed in class, no written essay.
  10. Chapter 8: Review of “Colonial Anthropologies and Primordial Imagination in Equatorial Africa”
  11. Chapter 9: Review of “Colonial Medical Anthropology and the Making of the Central African Infertility Belt”
  12. Chapter 10: Review of “The Scripts of Alberto Pollera, an Italian Officer in Colonial Eritrea”
  13. Chapter 11: Review of “Political Intelligence, Colonial Ethnography, and Analytical Anthropology in the Sudan”
  14. Chapter 12: Of Constitution and Contradiction: The “Shared Field of Colonial Ethnology” in French Inter-War Colonialism
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