Mistaking Africa: Curiosities and Inventions of the American Mind

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Mistaking Africa Curiosities and Inventions of the American Mind

Curtis A. Keimlb /> Moravian College

Westview Press A Member of the Perseus Books Group

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Mistaking Africa: Curiosities and Inventions of the American Mind
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface xi
  • Acknowledgments xiii
  • Part One - Introduction 1
  • 1 - Changing Our Mind About Africa 3
  • 2 - How We Learn 13
  • Part Two - Evolutionism 25
  • 3 - The Origins of "Darkest Africa" 27
  • 4 - "Our Living Ancestors": Twentieth-Century Evolutionism 39
  • 5 - Real Africa, Wise Africa 70
  • 6 - We Should Help Them 71
  • Part Three - Further Misperceptions 89
  • 7 - Cannibalism: No Accounting for Taste 91
  • 8 - Africans Live in Tribes, Don't They? 97
  • 9 - Safari: Beyond Our Wildest Dreams 126
  • 10 - Africa in Ads 127
  • Part Four - New Directions 146
  • 11 - Race and Culture: The Same and the Other 156
  • 12 - From Imagination to Dialogue 157
  • Notes 165
  • Works Cited 181
  • Index 191
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