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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.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
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  1. Dedication
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  1. CONTENTS
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. ix-xvi
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xvii-xviii
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  1. INTRODUCTION: Colonial Power and Aesthetic Practice
  2. pp. 1-24
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  1. PART 1. Warriors
  2. pp. 25-26
  1. 1. Maa Warriorhood and British Colonial Discourse
  2. pp. 27-58
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  1. 2. Idoma Warriorhood and the Pax Britannica
  2. pp. 59-96
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  1. PART 2. Sculptors and Smiths
  2. pp. 97-98
  1. 3. Colonial Rupture and Innovation: The Colonizer as Inadvertent Patron
  2. pp. 99-132
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  1. 4. Samburu Smiths, Idoma Maskmakers: Power at a Distance
  2. pp. 133-188
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  1. PART 3. Masks, Spears, the Body
  2. pp. 189-190
  1. 5. Mask and Spear: Art, Thing, Commodity
  2. pp. 191-208
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  1. 6. Warrior Theatre and the Ritualized Body
  2. pp. 209-246
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  1. PART 4. Commodities
  2. pp. 247-248
  1. 7. Idoma Sculpture: Colonialism and the Market for African Art
  2. pp. 249-278
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  1. 8. Samburu Encounters with Modernity: Spears as Tourist Souvenirs
  2. pp. 279-300
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  1. 9. Samburu Warriors in Hollywood Films: Cinematic Commodities
  2. pp. 301-316
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  1. REPRISE: The Three C’s: Colonialism, Commodities, and Complex Representations
  2. pp. 317-324
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  1. CODA: From Spears to Guns in the North Rift
  2. pp. 325-330
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 331-352
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 353-372
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 373-396
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780253022653
Print ISBN
9780253348920
MARC Record
OCLC
966771346
Pages
408
Launched on MUSE
2017-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
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