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African Material Culture

by Mary Jo Arnoldi

  • ISBN: 9780253210371
  • ISBN10: 0253210372

African Material Culture

by Mary Jo Arnoldi

  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Indiana Univ Pr
  • Publish date: 04/01/1996
  • ISBN: 9780253210371
  • ISBN10: 0253210372
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Description: INTRODUCTION: Efficacy and Objects * Kris L. Hardin and MaryJo Arnoldi PART I: TECHNOLOGY AND THE PRODUCTION OF FORM 1. Technological Style and the Making of Culture: Three Kono Contexts of Production * Kris L. Hardin 2. Magical Iron Technology in the Cameroon Grassfields * Michael Rowlands and Jean-Pierre Warnier 3. When Nomads Settle: Changing Technologies of Building and Transport and the Production of Architectural Form among the Gabra, the Rendille, and the Somalis * Labelle Prussin 4. Ceramics from the Upemba Depression: A Diachronic Study * Kanimba Misago 5. Objects and People: Relationships and Transformation in the Culture of the Bambala * Kazadi Ntole PART II: CONSTRUCTING IDENTITIES: PRESENTING SELF AND SOCIETY WITH OBJECTS 6. Sticks, Self, and Society in Booran Oromo: A Symbolic Interpretation * Aneesa Kassam and Gemetchu Megerssa 7. Material Narratives and the Negotiation of Identities through Objects in Malian Theatre * Mary Jo Arnoldi 8. The Consumption of an African Modernity * Michael Rowlands 9. Household Objects and the Philosophy of Igbo Social Space * Chike Aniakor 10. Hoes and Clothes in a Luo Household: Changing Consumption in a Colonial Economy, 1906-1936 * Margaret Jean Hay PART III: LIFE HISTORIES: CHANGING INTERPRETATIONS OF OBJECTS AND MUSEUMS 11. The Passive Object and the Tribal Paradigm: Colonial Museography in French West Africa * Philip L. Ravenhill 12. Art, Politics, and the Transformation of Meaning: Bamum Art in the Twentieth Century * Christraud M. Geary 13. Mami Wata Shrines: Exotica and the Construction of Self * Henry John Drewal 14. Zarian Popular Painting as Commodity and as Communication * Bogumil Jewsiewicki Contents INTRODUCTION: Efficacy and Objects * Kris L. Hardin and MaryJo Arnoldi PART I: TECHNOLOGY AND THE PRODUCTION OF FORM 1. Technological Style and the Making of Culture: Three Kono Contexts of Production * Kris L. Hardin 2. Magical Iron Technol
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