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The Resource Humor and violence : seeing Europeans in Central African art, Z.S. Strother

Humor and violence : seeing Europeans in Central African art, Z.S. Strother

Label
Humor and violence : seeing Europeans in Central African art
Title
Humor and violence
Title remainder
seeing Europeans in Central African art
Statement of responsibility
Z.S. Strother
Title variation
Seeing Europeans in Central African art
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Humor and Violence examines the rich history of portraying Europeans in Central African art in images ranging from heart-wrenching scenes of human trafficking to playful parodies of colonialists. Z.S. Strother contends that the dialectic of humor and violence reveals deep insights into the psychology of power and resistance that continues to operate in the region today. Her argument is built on a set of works of art and demonstrates the important role that patronage and political and social history played in their creation. Strother conveys Central African ideas about how the therapeutic power of humor can initiate social change and upset power relations between oppressors and oppressed. This analysis plunges seemingly benign figures into a maelstrom of violence and crime -- rape, murder, torture, and forced labor on a massive scale. By restoring the dialectic of humor, this study reveals the complicated psychological codependency of Africans and Europeans over a long period of history and maintains that art plays a mediating function in the mechanics and ethics of power."--Front cover flap
Member of
Cataloging source
ERASA
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Strother, Z. S
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N7399.C6
LC item number
S77 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
African expressive cultures
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Art
  • Art
  • Europeans in African art
  • Wit and humor in art
  • Violence in art
  • Art
  • Art, Congolese (Democratic Republic)
  • Art, African
  • Europäer
  • Weiße
  • Kunst
  • Europabild
  • Humor
  • Gewalt
  • Demokratische Republik Kongo
Label
Humor and violence : seeing Europeans in Central African art, Z.S. Strother
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-332) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Warning! What do you see? A white man? Or an overdressed one? -- New commodities on the Loango Coast (1840-1880) -- Depictions of human trafficking on Loango ivories in the 1880s -- Humor in the hygiene of power (ca. 1885-1915) -- By Congolese, for Congolese (1910s-1940s) -- The African victim in the Congolese imaginary (1950s-1997) -- Coda: Congolese perspectives on humor and redemption
Control code
966825524
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 344 pages
Isbn
9780253022677
Lccn
2017288233
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)966825524
Label
Humor and violence : seeing Europeans in Central African art, Z.S. Strother
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-332) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Warning! What do you see? A white man? Or an overdressed one? -- New commodities on the Loango Coast (1840-1880) -- Depictions of human trafficking on Loango ivories in the 1880s -- Humor in the hygiene of power (ca. 1885-1915) -- By Congolese, for Congolese (1910s-1940s) -- The African victim in the Congolese imaginary (1950s-1997) -- Coda: Congolese perspectives on humor and redemption
Control code
966825524
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 344 pages
Isbn
9780253022677
Lccn
2017288233
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)966825524

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