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African Material Culture

ISBN-10: 0253210372

ISBN-13: 9780253210371

Edition: 1996

Authors: Mary Jo Arnoldi, Christraud M. GEARY, Kris L. Hardin, Kris L. Hardin

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List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 4/22/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.10" tall
Weight: 1.408
Language: English

Preface
Introduction: Efficacy and Objects
Technological Style and the Making of Culture: Three Kono Contexts of Production
Magical Iron Technology in the Cameroon Grassfields
When Nomads Settle: Changing Technologies of Building and Transport and the Production of Architectural Form among the Gabra, the Rendille, and the Somalis
Ceramics from the Upemba Depression: A Diachronic Study
Objects and People: Relationships and Transformations in the Culture of the Bambala
Sticks, Self, and Society in Booran Oromo: A Symbolic Interpretation
Material Narratives and the Negotiation of Identities Through Objects in Malian Theatre
The Consumption of an African Modernity
Household Objects and the Philosophy of Igbo Social Space
Hoes and Clothes in a Luo Household: Changing Consumption in a Colonial Economy, 1906-1936
The Passive Object and the Tribal Paradigm: Colonial Museography in French West Africa
Art, Politics, and the Transformation of Meaning: Bamum Art in the Twentieth Century
Mami Wata Shrines: Exotica and the Construction of Self
Zairian Popular Painting as Commodity and as Communication
Contributors
Index