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COMPLETE Introduction to Cultural Anthropology Notes: Part 19 [90% on final]

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Department
Anthropology
Course
CAS AN 101
Professor
All Professors
Semester
Fall

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From the Field #1 09/25/2012 Rural Guinea­Bissau, West Africa Worked with newly­resettled African refugees Africa produces the most refugees (89­90%) US intake: 2­3% of African refugees Tried to advocate for increasing number of refugees to US Spent time in Ecuadorian Amazon basin Sequoia indigenous group Ethnographic needs assessment Figured out what they wanted from developmental issues towards them from gov’t Worked with women’s grassroots organizations Ashoka Innovators for the Public: structural social change in their own societies Set up new programs, among people working on social issues within their cultures Shifted back to collective violence Around time of Yugoslavia (serbs and croats fighting) During genocide in Rwanda Hutus vs. Tutsis Assumptions about ethnic conflict that she wanted to challenge How and why a sense of belonging to an ethnic group could be galvanized to collective violence *come to graduate school with a burning question designed a doctoral project planned to do fieldwork in Zaire (Democratic Republic of Congo) Zaire collapsed: concerned about safety, alliances were shifting there Began looking for another field site *things may change, switch sites a lot problems in Africa were LEAST UNDERSTOOD compared to other problems traveled coast of West Africa July 1999: landed in Guinea Bassau: one week after last day of civil war People were happy about end of war, popular outcome to war Not a reported war People wanted to talk to her (plus for an anthropologist) Wasn’t much about Guinea Bassau in US to 
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