Comments on: Teju Cole on American sentimentality towards Africa http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2012/03/08/teju-cole-on-american-sentimentality-towards-africa/ Ethan Zuckerman’s online home, since 2003 Sun, 26 Nov 2017 19:03:12 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.5 By: Emerging trends in social media | Everyone's Servers http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2012/03/08/teju-cole-on-american-sentimentality-towards-africa/comment-page-1/#comment-3371634 Tue, 15 Jul 2014 01:44:19 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=4352#comment-3371634 […] notice when they’re directed at people who are famous or privileged. Referencing Teju Cole’s “Seven thoughts on the banality of sentimentality,” Peterson says it’s important to be wary of sentimental narratives and to develop empathy […]

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By: Three major emerging trends in social media - Technology Org http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2012/03/08/teju-cole-on-american-sentimentality-towards-africa/comment-page-1/#comment-3289899 Tue, 08 Jul 2014 04:27:47 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=4352#comment-3289899 […] notice when they’re directed at people who are famous or privileged. Referencing Teju Cole’s “Seven thoughts on the banality of sentimentality,” Peterson says it’s important to be wary of sentimental narratives and to develop empathy […]

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By: Emerging trends in social media – MIT News | Pure Marketing Info http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2012/03/08/teju-cole-on-american-sentimentality-towards-africa/comment-page-1/#comment-3258104 Fri, 04 Jul 2014 12:15:36 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=4352#comment-3258104 […] notice when they’re directed at people who are famous or privileged. Referencing Teju Cole’s “Seven thoughts on the banality of sentimentality,” Peterson says it’s important to be wary of sentimental narratives and to develop empathy […]

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By: Emerging trends in social media | Social Media Strategy Plan http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2012/03/08/teju-cole-on-american-sentimentality-towards-africa/comment-page-1/#comment-3250152 Thu, 03 Jul 2014 18:07:23 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=4352#comment-3250152 […] notice when they’re directed at people who are famous or privileged. Referencing Teju Cole’s “Seven thoughts on the banality of sentimentality,” Peterson says it’s important to be wary of sentimental narratives and to develop empathy […]

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By: Kony 2012: Inaudible ChildrenSocial Text http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2012/03/08/teju-cole-on-american-sentimentality-towards-africa/comment-page-1/#comment-2813201 Mon, 30 Sep 2013 14:59:15 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=4352#comment-2813201 […] almost uniformly ticked-off reaction of Africans like Rosebell Kagumire (above), Maureen Agena, Teju Cole – at least those Africans not on the payroll of Invisible Children – must seem like […]

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By: Definitions of Community « Seeking Understanding http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2012/03/08/teju-cole-on-american-sentimentality-towards-africa/comment-page-1/#comment-2664719 Mon, 04 Jun 2012 22:07:39 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=4352#comment-2664719 […] addition This is a recent essay in twitter form from an author I respect immensely, Teju Cole, responding to the Kony 2012 video.  […]

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By: The unsettling “simplifications” of Kony 2012 | the fifth wave http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2012/03/08/teju-cole-on-american-sentimentality-towards-africa/comment-page-1/#comment-2662350 Wed, 21 Mar 2012 19:17:42 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=4352#comment-2662350 […] motives.  He doesn’t think Jason Russell is a racist or a warmonger, although he’s willing to cite tweets mocking the “white savior” and an “American war of choice.”  His own criticisms are, if […]

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By: “Its like deja vu all over again” « Move the mission! Panama City, Fl. http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2012/03/08/teju-cole-on-american-sentimentality-towards-africa/comment-page-1/#comment-2662204 Sat, 17 Mar 2012 03:24:30 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=4352#comment-2662204 […] policies in the morning, founds charities in the afternoon, and receives awards in the evening,” says Cole. “The White Savior Industrial Complex is not about justice. It is about having a big emotional […]

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By: On the Kony-Hate Campaign | Turangawaewae http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2012/03/08/teju-cole-on-american-sentimentality-towards-africa/comment-page-1/#comment-2662131 Thu, 15 Mar 2012 09:59:27 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=4352#comment-2662131 […] this campaign.  There is a fascinating round up of opinion available here.  My favourite is a series of tweets by Nigerian-American novelist and photographer Teju Cole which includes the following: The […]

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By: sampablokuper http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2012/03/08/teju-cole-on-american-sentimentality-towards-africa/comment-page-1/#comment-2662064 Wed, 14 Mar 2012 11:39:39 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=4352#comment-2662064 Some friends of mine have suggested that Cole’s tweets above amount to a “lame, white man’s guilt” argument. But the on-stage discussion at the 7 November 2011 Liberty University convocation (feat. Jason Russell and Alex Harris) suggests that Cole’s remarks are appropriate in this context. Here’s Alex Harris being a bit like Kony, which is to say, explicitly encouraging young people to follow his example in the name of God, to advance what Doom and Vlassenroot could have described as* “a ‘biblical’ vision of political redemption”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkB8o5VWAjE#t=21m38s

*But didn’t. Though they did describe Kony’s mission this way. Note their careful scare quotes around “bibilical”: http://afraf.oxfordjournals.org/content/98/390/5.abstract

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