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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

Label
African art and the colonial encounter : inventing a global commodity
Title
African art and the colonial encounter
Title remainder
inventing a global commodity
Statement of responsibility
Sidney Littlefield Kasfir
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
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
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kasfir, Sidney Littlefield
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
African expressive cultures
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Samburu (African people)
  • Idoma (African people)
  • Art, African
  • Great Britain
  • Spears
  • Colonies in art
  • Exoticism in art
  • Art and globalization
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • ART
  • Kunst
  • Kolonialisme
  • Kunsthandel
  • Afrika
  • Speer
  • Kunst
  • Kunsthandel
  • Kulturkontakt
  • Afrika
  • Samburu
  • Art, African
  • Art and globalization
  • British colonies
  • Colonies in art
  • Exoticism in art
  • Spears
  • Africa
  • Kenya
  • Africa
  • Kenya
  • Nigeria
  • Samburu
  • Idoma
  • warriors
  • masks
  • traditional weapons
  • colonialism
  • visual arts
Label
African art and the colonial encounter : inventing a global commodity, Sidney Littlefield Kasfir
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
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
Control code
ocn608429342
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 381 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780253022653
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt192n7zw
Publisher number
MWT11539365
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)608429342
System details
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.
Label
African art and the colonial encounter : inventing a global commodity, Sidney Littlefield Kasfir
Publication
Antecedent source
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
Control code
ocn608429342
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 381 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780253022653
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt192n7zw
Publisher number
MWT11539365
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)608429342
System details
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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