African Art and the Colonial Encounter Inventing a Global Commodity

ISBN-10: 0253219221
ISBN-13: 9780253219220
Edition: 2007
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 10/24/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 408
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.540

Explores African art and artistic production in a volatile global marketplace

Jo Baim is Assistant Organist at historic Trinity Parish Episcopal Church in Seattle and a freelance choreographer. She is an oblate of the Benedictine Monastery of St. Gertrude in Cottonwood, Idaho. She lives in Seattle, Washington.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Colonial Power and Aesthetic Practice
Warriors
Maa Warriorhood and British Colonial Discourse
Idoma Warriorhood and the Pax Britannica
Sculptors and Smiths
Colonial Rupture and Innovation: The Colonizer as Inadvertent Patron
Samburu Smiths, Idoma Maskmakers: Power at a Distance
Masks, Spears, the Body
Mask and Spear: Art, Thing, Commodity
Warrior Theatre and the Ritualized Body
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, Commodities, and Complex Representations
Coda: From Spears to Guns in the North Rift
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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