Category Archives: Race

2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 42,000 times in 2013. If it were a … Continue reading

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Posted in Africa-General, City States, Colonialism, Ethnicity, Food, Race, Richard Burton | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Collecting Data without a Theory – Colonizers in India

Last weekend I came across the following in an introduction to a Nineteenth Century ‘Ethnographic Survey’ of India.  The fact that the author’s selection and organization of ‘the facts’ in itself constitutes an act of ‘theorizing ‘ is not recognized; his ‘social … Continue reading

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Posted in Colonialism, Ethnicity, Ethnography, India, Race, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Inventing Ethnicity; Imagining Agriculture: The ‘Tribes’ of Ham and the ‘Primitive’ Crops of Africa

Also see: Race from a local perspective: 19th and 14th Centuries                    Ethnic Psudo-histories of Central Africa – Tribes of Ham Again 2 Updating blog. One of the most bedevilling aspects of colonial and post-colonial African history and development that continues … Continue reading

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Posted in Africa-Central, Africa-General, Agriculture, Colonialism, Dark Continent, Ethnicity, European explorers, Explorers & exploration, History-General, John Hanning Speke, Race | Tagged , , | 17 Comments

“Efforts of Missionaries among Savages”

[First posted May 2010, Updated 30 October 2011] David Livingstone captured the imagination of Europeans and Americans in the 19th Century, many of whom saw missionizing as THE way to ‘civilize’ African populations. I shall content myself with showing to you that even … Continue reading

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Posted in Africa-General, Agriculture, Colonialism, Crop harvests, Dark Continent, European colonizers, European explorers, Explorers & exploration, Hotel Club du Lac Tanganyika2, Humanitarian Assistance, Living here, Race, Religion, Research & Development, Technology, Third World | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Race from a local perspective: 19th and 14th Centuries

An earlier blog discussed European concepts of race in the 19th Century and their application to Africa – Inventing Ethnicity; Imagining Agriculture: The ‘Tribes’ of Ham and the ‘Primitive’ Crops of Africa From a local perspective, here are the thoughts … Continue reading

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Posted in Africa-Central, Africa-North, Colonialism, Ethnicity, Explorers & exploration, Race | 4 Comments

What 5% of the World’s Global GDP can Accomplish

Random thoughts about global warming, colonialism, ‘Darkest Africa‘, & Others Today I came across a wonderfully sobering piece by Nate Silver entitled: How To Destroy (Almost) Half the Planet for the Low, Low Price of Just 5% of Global GDP. … Continue reading

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Posted in Africa-General, Climate Change, Colonialism, Dark Continent, Environment, European explorers, Explorers & exploration, Food Aid, Heart of Darkness, History-General, John Hanning Speke, Joseph Conrad, Race, Third World | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments