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The Resource African art and the colonial encounter : inventing a global commodity, Sidney Littlefield Kasfir

African art and the colonial encounter : inventing a global commodity, Sidney Littlefield Kasfir

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African art and the colonial encounter : inventing a global commodity
Title
African art and the colonial encounter
Title remainder
inventing a global commodity
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Sidney Littlefield Kasfir
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Language
eng
Summary
Focusing on the theme of warriorhood, Sidney Littlefield Kasfir weaves a complex history of how colonial influence forever changed artistic practice, objects, and their meaning. Looking at two widely diverse cultures, the Idoma in Nigeria and the Samburu in Kenya, Kasfir makes a bold statement about the links between colonialism, the Europeans' image of Africans, Africans' changing self representation, and the impact of global trade on cultural artifacts and the making of art. This intriguing history of the interaction between peoples, aesthetics, morals, artistic objects and practices, and the global trade in African art challenges current ideas about artistic production and representation
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OCLCE
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
African expressive cultures
African art and the colonial encounter : inventing a global commodity, Sidney Littlefield Kasfir
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African art and the colonial encounter : inventing a global commodity, Sidney Littlefield Kasfir
Link
http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt18z4h82
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file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-364) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: colonial power and aesthetic practice -- Part 1. Warriors. Maa warriorhood and British colonial discource. -- Idoma warriorhood and the Pax Britannica -- Part 2. Sculptors and smiths. Colonial rupture and innovation: the colonizer as inadvertent patron -- Samburu smiths, Idoma maskmakers: power at a distance -- Part 3. Masks, spears, the body. Mask and spear: art, thing, commodity -- Warrior theatre and the ritualized body -- Part 4. Commodities. Idoma sculpture: colonialism and the market for African art -- Samburu encounters with modernity: spears as tourist souvenirs -- Samburu warriors in Hollywood films: cinematic commodities -- Reprise: the three C's: colonialism, commidities, and complex representations -- Coda: from spears to guns in the North Rift
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1 online resource (xviii, 381 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780253022653
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Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Publisher number
MWT11539365
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
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Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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