Analysis Of Using Tribe And Tribalism By David Wiley

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In “Using “Tribe” and “Tribalism”: to Misunderstand African Societies,” David Wiley discussed the problems using the words “tribe” and “tribalism” to classify African societies. Wiley argued throughout his article the problems of creating “ethnic” labels among African societies. Various African groups of people are different in their culture, ideas, customs, practices, and dialect. However, many African societies were classified and labeled as “tribes” rather than being understood differently. Each African society had and has today its own unique customs and practices. These customs and practices were seen abstract and obscure to many social scientists and scientists of the 19th century. During this time we see the rise of evolutionary
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