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Author Kasfir, Sidney Littlefield.

Title African art and the colonial encounter : inventing a global commodity / Sidney Littlefield Kasfir.

Published Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2007]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  305.89633 KASF    AVAILABLE
Physical description xviii, 381 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series African expressive cultures.
African expressive cultures.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-364) and index.
Contents Introduction: Colonial Power and Aesthetic Practice 1 -- Part 1 Warriors -- 1 Maa Warriorhood and British Colonial Discourse 27 -- 2 Idoma Warriorhood and the Pax Britannica 59 -- Part 2 Sculptors and Smiths -- 3 Colonial Rupture and Innovation: The Colonizer as Inadvertent Patron 99 -- 4 Samburu Smiths, Idoma Maskmakers: Power at a Distance 133 -- Part 3 Masks, Spears, the Body -- 5 Mask and Spear: Art, Thing, Commodity 183 -- 6 Warrior Theatre and the Ritualized Body 201 -- Part 4 Commodities -- 7 Idoma Sculpture: Colonialism and the Market for African Art 241 -- 8 Samburu Encounters with Modernity: Spears as Tourist Souvenirs 271 -- 9 Samburu Warriors in Hollywood Films: Cinematic Commodities 293 -- Reprise: The Three C's: Colonialism, Commodities, and Complex Representations 309 -- Coda: From Spears to Guns in the North Rift 317.
Subject Samburu (African people) -- Material culture.
Idoma (African people) -- Material culture.
Art, African -- Western influences.
Spears -- Kenya.
Colonies in art.
Exoticism in art.
Art and globalization.
Great Britain -- Colonies -- Africa.
ISBN 9780253348920 (cloth : alk. paper)
0253348927 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780253219220 (paperback: alk. paper)
0253219221 (paperback: alk. paper)