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Black womanhood : images, icons, and ideologies of the African body

Author: Barbara Thompson; Ifi Amadiume; Hood Museum of Art.; Davis Museum and Cultural Center.; San Diego Museum of Art.
Publisher: Hanover, N.H. : Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College in association with University of Washington Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Explorations of contemporary art have focused on issues of identity and race for some time. Few, however, have sought to investigate these themes by juxtaposing historical and contemporary frameworks. Black Womanhood examines an especially charged icon - the black female body - and contemporary artists' interventions upon historical images of black women as exotic Others, erotic fantasies, and supermaternal  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Ausstellung
Exhibition catalogs
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Thompson; Ifi Amadiume; Hood Museum of Art.; Davis Museum and Cultural Center.; San Diego Museum of Art.
ISBN: 9780295987705 0295987707 9780295987712 0295987715
OCLC Number: 174112781
Notes: Issued in connection with an exhibition held Mar. 8-Sept. 7, 2008, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, and at later dates, Davis Museum, Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts, and San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California.
Description: 374 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm
Contents: Iconic ideologies of womanhood : African cultural perspectives. The African female body in the cultural imagination / Barbara Thompson --
African women's body images in postcolonial discourse and resistance to neo-crusaders / Ifi Amadiume --
Les parisiens d'Afrique : Mangbetu women as works of art / Enid Schildkrout --
Plates --
Colonizing Black women : the Western imaginary. The Black female body, the postcard, and the archives / Christraud Geary --
The body of a myth : embodying the Black mammy figure in visual culture / Kimberly Wallace-Sanders --
Plates --
Meaning and identity : personal journeys into Black womanhood. Picturing the new Negro woman / Deborah Willis --
The women who posed : Maudelle Bass and Florence Allen --
Housing and homing the Black female body in France : Calixthe Beyala and the legacy of Sarah Baartman and Josephine Baker / Ayo Abiétou Coly --
Decolonizing Black bodies : personal journeys in the contemporary voice / Barbara Thompson --
Plates.
Responsibility: edited by Barbara Thompson ; with essays by Ifi Amadiume [and others].
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