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The Effect Of Past Institutional Structures On Current Economic Development Levels: The Former French African Colonies, Ana May Jerolamon 2016 University of Rhode Island

The Effect Of Past Institutional Structures On Current Economic Development Levels: The Former French African Colonies, Ana May Jerolamon

Senior Honors Projects

By the early 1960’s, most of the French colonies in Africa had gained independence. Since then, these former colonies have reached economic development levels that vary widely by country. This project will argue that while most of these countries were official colonies for less than one hundred years, the institutions that were created during the colonial period still have an effect on the current economic development of such countries. Since political institutions become intertwined with the culture and structure of a country,

they are extremely hard to modify; therefore, we can expect to find the presence of institutions that ...


Young, Urban, Professional, And Kenyan?: Conversations Surrounding Tribal Identity And Nationhood, Charlotte Achieng Evensen 2016 Chapman University

Young, Urban, Professional, And Kenyan?: Conversations Surrounding Tribal Identity And Nationhood, Charlotte Achieng Evensen

College of Educational Studies Dissertations

By asking the question “How do young, urban, professional Kenyans make connections between tribal identity, colonialism, and the lived experience of nationhood?,” the researcher engages with eight participants in exploring their relationships with their tribal groups. From this juncture the researcher, through a co-constructed process with participants, interrogates the idea of nationhood by querying their interpretations of the concepts of power and resistance within their multi-ethnic societies. The utility of KuPiga Hadithi as a cultural responsive methodology for data collection along with poetic analysis as part of the qualitative tools of examination allowed the researcher to identify five emergent and ...


Intercultural Communication Within A Multigenerational Afghan Family, Sarah Sultan 2016 University of Rhode Island

Intercultural Communication Within A Multigenerational Afghan Family, Sarah Sultan

Senior Honors Projects

“If you were in Afghanistan would you have to wear a hijab?” After being asked that question all of my life, I focused my entire honor’s project on bringing light to the misconceptions regarding Afghanistan and its people. I do this through extensive research into a diaspora of an Afghan families and the creation of an instructional video. . There are many ways in which Afghanistan and the United States are similar, but also different, which is also showcased by Afghans throughout the video. Afghan members from different generations have shared their perspective, experiences, and lifestyles and explained how Afghanistan ...


Maasai Dictionary, Charles Richmond 2016 Humboldt State University

Maasai Dictionary, Charles Richmond

Archives & Reprint Series (imprint)

This dictionary of English-to-Maa (the language of Maasai peoples of Kenya and Tanzania) was written and compiled by Charles Richmond. It is one of the earliest Maasai dictionaries. The dictionary was developed from 1935 until 1951 while Charles lived in the back country of Kenya colony, East Africa as a subject of the King of England. His stay there began as a Captain in the King’s African Rifles, in which position he fought alongside tribal chiefs in northern Kenya and Ethiopia against the Italian dictator, Mussolini during WWII. Subsequent to his military service, he returned to England to study ...


Place Based Culture And Identity: The Threat Of Gentrification To Bo-Kaap And Woodstock In Cape Town, South Africa, Danielle K. Propst 2016 Iowa State University

Place Based Culture And Identity: The Threat Of Gentrification To Bo-Kaap And Woodstock In Cape Town, South Africa, Danielle K. Propst

Iowa State University Anthropology Symposium

The Group Areas Act of 1950 was a tool used by the apartheid government of South Africa to separate people geographically by racial classifications. Most neighborhoods and suburbs of Cape Town were impacted by this act either through forced removals or the establishment of new townships. The two areas exempt this act were the Muslim neighborhood of Bo-Kaap and the racially mixed suburb of Woodstock. These neighborhoods are now experiencing an increase in property values, an outward migration of working-class and lower income households, and an influx in the number of wealthy young professionals. The aforementioned indicators are all signs ...


Witchcraft In Africa, Jeremy R. Weese 2016 Iowa State University

Witchcraft In Africa, Jeremy R. Weese

Iowa State University Anthropology Symposium

Witchcraft’s prevalence in Africa, and many other places in the world, has been a subject of interest to scholars for quite some time. However, its popularization in movies and books has skewed the public’s perception of all the things witchcraft entails. Looking past the fictionalized “monsters” that are depicted in today’s popular culture, Witchcraft’s prevalence in Africa, and many other places in the world, has been a subject of interest to scholars for quite some time. However, its popularization in movies and books has skewed the public’s perception of all the things witchcraft entails. Looking ...


The Effect Of Civil War On The Economic Development Of Sierra Leone, Hawa Dindin Conteh 2016 Iowa State University

The Effect Of Civil War On The Economic Development Of Sierra Leone, Hawa Dindin Conteh

Iowa State University Anthropology Symposium

Sierra Leone, home to 6.1 million people, has suffered huge consequences in the country’s economic growth due to a civil war that took place from 1991-2002. Therefore, Sierra Leone’s population is made of mostly the young youths and adults due to abandonment of caregivers and deaths. The effect of the violent civil war has caused the country to be ranked as one of the poorest country in the world. There are some efforts being put to stimulate economic growth so the citizens can be able to sustain themselves. The efforts include outside assistance from other countries and ...


In Search Of Askia Mohammed, Joe Wilson 2016 James Madison University

In Search Of Askia Mohammed, Joe Wilson

Graduate Showcase of Scholarship and Creative Activities

This is my MA thesis. I contextualized the Songhay oral history concerning king Askia Mohammed. I placed the folk lore in cultural and historical context to illustrate that the Epic of Askia Mohammed is a complex work of mythology that communicates difficult and complicated information in easily understandable "picture stories." These stories are not at all factual and often distort the historical narrative, but they do so in order that the audience is entertained, cultural norms are reinforced, and the historical account is preserved in a culturally approved framework.


Race, Class And Wealth: Thomas Gainsborough's Mr. And Mrs. Andrews (1750) And Yinka Shonibare's Mr. And Mrs. Andrews Without Their Heads (1998), Yema Thomas 2016 Georgia State University

Race, Class And Wealth: Thomas Gainsborough's Mr. And Mrs. Andrews (1750) And Yinka Shonibare's Mr. And Mrs. Andrews Without Their Heads (1998), Yema Thomas

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Latinos And Afro-Latino Legacy In The United States: History, Culture, And Issues Of Identity, Refugio I. Rochin 2016 University of California, Davis/Santa Cruz

Latinos And Afro-Latino Legacy In The United States: History, Culture, And Issues Of Identity, Refugio I. Rochin

Professional Agricultural Workers Journal

Introduction

Since my first visit to the campus in 1992, I have looked forward to this event. Tuskegee University is a world famous campus with many firsts in science and higher education. And it gives me great pleasure to speak about Latinos and Afro-Latinos.

My presentation has three objectives: first, to address the historical origins, and challenges facing U.S. Latinos; second, to expand on the national interest in U.S. Latinos and the surfacing issues of our relations with African-Americans, and, third, to advocate coalition building and suggest ways of working together.

I wish to begin by citing a ...


A Borrowed Language, Yvonne Osei 2016 Washington University in St. Louis

A Borrowed Language, Yvonne Osei

Graduate School of Art Theses

Art has the potency of mediation: bridging human differences, questioning voids in historical trajectories, negotiating spaces of relevance, and most importantly, being signifiers that embody the absent. I speak in a borrowed language, a multilingual visual tongue, inspired by a culmination of Western and African Art modes of practices to create charged platforms for multicultural communication.

My art presents visual portals that allow for intercultural and interracial mingling as issues of colorism, present-day colonialism, gender inequality and the politics of dress are foregrounded for collective deliberation. The essence of the work is often activated and brought to its full potential ...


Melodic Tone In Ebembe, L. Holmgren, M. Kamulete, A. Muzaliwa, T. Thornes 2016 Boise State University

Melodic Tone In Ebembe, L. Holmgren, M. Kamulete, A. Muzaliwa, T. Thornes

Timothy J. Thornes

As part of a general investigation of the under-documented Ebembe (bmb; Bantu, D54) tone system, we report on the progress made toward identifying the myriad factors influencing lexical and grammatical tone outputs in the Ebembe verb. In addition to general tone rules, these include subject marker allomorphy, the presence vs. absence of object markers, as well as the size and shape of the verb stem. The complexity of these types of systems has given rise to considerable micro-typological diversity. Our work contributes to the growing body of research in this area, adding much needed further description for Zone D languages.


Rural Community Libraries In Africa: Challenges And Impacts, Michael Kevane, Valeda Dent, Geoff Goodman 2016 Santa Clara University

Rural Community Libraries In Africa: Challenges And Impacts, Michael Kevane, Valeda Dent, Geoff Goodman

Michael J. Kevane

Around the word, in developed as well as developing countries, libraries play an important role in the dissemination of knowledge. The availability of information resources can often mean the difference between poverty and prosperity, particularly in underdeveloped African communities. Rural Community Libraries in Africa: Challenges and Impacts investigates the relationship between local libraries and community development. From the historical roots of rural libraries to their influence on the literacy, economy, and culture of the surrounding region, this book will present academics, researchers, and, most importantly, librarians with crucial insight into the tangible benefits of rural community libraries and the obstacles ...


Women And Development In Africa: How Gender Works, 2nd Edition, Michael Kevane 2016 Santa Clara University

Women And Development In Africa: How Gender Works, 2nd Edition, Michael Kevane

Michael J. Kevane

This new edition of Women and Development in Africa incorporates the results of more than a decade of new empirical and theoretical research. Michael Kevane provides a broad overview of the sources of underdevelopment in Africa and the role of gender in economic transactions, as well as a cogent analysis of the gendered realities of such issues as land rights, the control of labor, the marriage market, health care, education, and political representation.


Building A Sub-Saharan African Film Collection, Jessica Schomberg, Barbara Bergman 2016 Minnesota State University - Mankato

Building A Sub-Saharan African Film Collection, Jessica Schomberg, Barbara Bergman

Jessica Schomberg

The purpose of this article is to help librarians interested in developing a basic understanding of Sub‐Saharan African cinema and increase awareness of the resources available when building a collection of sub‐Saharan African films for their library. A general review is provided to help become familiar with the history and nature of the four regions discussed. A collection development project to expand a mid‐sized university's collection of sub‐Saharan African films is discussed. Includes brief historical information and core titles, selected for their historical role and/or ease of purchase. A list of core films is ...


Ebusua Fie, Dahlia Roberts Nduom 2016 Ghana

Ebusua Fie, Dahlia Roberts Nduom

ATL

Honorable Mention

Inspired by the Fanti of Ghana.

What inspired you to enter this special competition to create a modern architectural language for Africa?

Growing up in the Caribbean and currently living in Ghana, I‘ve been interested in the conversation surrounding the development and definition of both a Caribbean‘ style and African‘ style and the cultural, social, political and historical issues that surround this. The competition seemed like a perfect avenue to continue to investigate these interests.

What did you find most interesting or challenging during the research and development of your prototype?

Trying to study and investigate the ...


Sakhile, Nicole Nomsa Moyo 2016 Canada

Sakhile, Nicole Nomsa Moyo

ATL

Honorable Mention

Inspired by the culture of the Ndebele and Zulu of South Africa.

Why do you believe African homeowners will be interested in building a home such as the one you have submitted today?

Homeownership and identity are strongly linked. The Sakhile house design embraces and celebrates the present and the past. It is affordable and gives opportunity for growth. The house provides functions that make it sustainable and requires a minimal cost to maintain as the architecture serves and provides from the environment to the family. The house gives the owner independence as the walls act as a ...


The Mudina, Kseniya Mamaeva 2016 Russia

The Mudina, Kseniya Mamaeva

ATL

Honorable Mention

Symbiosis of African traditional design and modern technology.

What inspired you to enter this special competition to create a modern architectural language for Africa?

I am a student, and so for me it was the opportunity to experiment. The process of creating this project was part of my training. I was interested in exploring the culture of African countries and the peoples of Africa, the nature Africa.

What did you find most interesting or challenging during the research and development of your prototype?

The most difficult part in the development of my prototype was to create home elements ...


Umoja, Mark Gomina 2016 Nigeria

Umoja, Mark Gomina

ATL

Honorable Mention

Promoting a synthesis of African design.

What did you find most interesting or challenging during the research and development of your prototype?

It was challenging sorting out the so many research materials gathered from diverse sources, yet it was most interesting and fulfilling to find they all corroborated Umoja‘s values of unity, proportion and functionality.

What inspired you to enter this special competition to create a modern architectural language for Africa?

I was inspired by CPDI‘s laudable initiative towards the development of sustainable/successful African Neighborhoods and communities coupled with my passion for promoting African indigenous ...


The Mask, Marina Ryleeva 2016 Russia

The Mask, Marina Ryleeva

ATL

Honorable Mention

Inspired by the symbolism of the African Mask.

What inspired you to enter this special competition to create a modern architectural language for Africa?

The ancient culture of the ethnic groups of Africa. Bright stylized art. Nature. People and indigenous cultures. African masks.

What did you find most interesting or challenging during the research and development of your prototype?

Tracing the history of tribal masks, hard to find good material. Implementing the idea to style.

Why do you believe African homeowners will be interested in building a home such as the one you have submitted today?

I think ...


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