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African material culture

Author: Mary Jo Arnoldi; Christraud M Geary; Kris L Hardin
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1996.
Series: African systems of thought.
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Contains essays that open fresh perspectives for understanding African societies and cultures through the study of objects. This title treats topics ranging from the production of material objects to  Read more...

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African material culture.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1996
(DLC) 95040501
(OCoLC)33131690
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Jo Arnoldi; Christraud M Geary; Kris L Hardin
ISBN: 0585027846 9780585027845 9780253330000 0253330009 9780253210371 0253210372
OCLC Number: 42854338
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 369 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: pt. 1. Technological style and the making of culture --
Magical iron technology in the Cameroon Grassfields --
When nomads settle --
Ceramics from the Upemba Depression --
Objects and people --
pt. 2. Sticks, self, and society in Booran Oromo --
Material narratives and the negotiation of identities through objects in Malian theatre --
The consumption of an African modernity --
Household objects and the philosophy of Igbo social space --
Hoes and clothes in a Luo household --
pt. 3. The passive object and the tribal paradigm --
Art, politics and the transformation of meaning --
Mami Wata shrines --
Zaïrian popular painting as commodity and as communication.
Series Title: African systems of thought.
Responsibility: edited by Mary Jo Arnoldi, Christraud M. Geary & Kris L. Hardin.

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