Final Part III (you still have to complete Part I and Part II of the final)=25 points of 59
The questions that will guide your response 5 paragraphs (250 words per paragraph) are as follows:
Using the theories and methods of anthropology we have learned in class, analyze the film Black Panther and try to explain the symbolism behind the fight between Killmonger and T’Challa.
Think of all the themes of the class. Issues of egalitarian and non-egalitarian societies.
Issues of ritual warfare, the History of Colonialism, Slavery, and ideas of revolution and Decolonization.
Analyze the historical debates that the film portrays. More specifically, who represents the ideas of Toussaint Louverture (Haitian Revolution), Nat Turner, Frederick Douglass, of WEB Dubois, and who represents the ideas of Booker T Washington? How is that related to the History of the Civil rights movement, and to the local history of the Black Panther Party of Oakland?
Also think of the life and ideas of Malcolm X his conversion to Islam and Martin Luther King Jr., and how both of these leaders were murdered and the relationship to the issues we are still living today with the movement of Black Lives Matter.
You can also refer to the recent cases of Ahmaud Arbery, in Georgia and George Floyd in Minneapolis. And how that is related to the local experience in Oakland with Oscar Grant and the film about his murder by Bart Police in the Fruitvale Station.
So YES THE FILM BLACK PANTHER ADDRESSES ALL THESE ISSUES if you are able to decode the information and apply the theories of Hegemony and Agency to your analysis.
Thus, those of you that watched the film can do this option.
Again the objective of this option is to encourage all the students that did not read the book of Sherry Ortner or those who did not watch any of the films. Please take this chance to pass the class.
This is and additional source to analyze this important film.
11-“Black Panther” and the Invention of “Africa”.pdf download
Remember what we reviewed in Session Eleven: Decolonization, Sports as Ritual Warfare
In that section you selected an author and a video to discuss in your post.
So you know that there are many moments in the History of Modern Sports when African Americans athletes have demonstrated and declared themselves in support of the black liberation movements and for civil rights in the United States. And in our discussion you all demonstrated to be very familiar with the story of Colin Kaepernick and the kneeling down during the National Anthem before the NFL games.
Hopefully you also took the time to watch the documentary of the story of Local hero John Carlos and the African American Athletes in the Mexico City Olympics of 1968.
MalcolmX, Angela Davis