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Images and empires : visuality in colonial and postcolonial Africa

Author: Paul Stuart Landau; Deborah D Kaspin
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume considers the meaning and power of images in African history and culture. It assembles a wide-ranging collection of essays dealing with specific visual forms, including monuments cinema, cartoons, domestic and professional photography, body art, world fairs, and museum exhibits.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Art
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Images and empires.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2002
(DLC) 2001008248
(OCoLC)48620274
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Stuart Landau; Deborah D Kaspin
ISBN: 9780520927292 052092729X 141752264X 9781417522644 0520229487 9780520229488 0520229495 9780520229495 1597346675 9781597346672
OCLC Number: 55857417
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 380 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction: An amazing distance: pictures and people in Africa / Paul S. Landau --
"Our mosquitoes are not so big": images and modernity in Zimbabwe / Timothy Burke --
The sleep of the brave: graves as sites and signs in the colonial eastern Cape / David Bunn --
Tintin and the interruptions of Congolese comics / Nancy Rose Hunt --
Cartooning Nigerian anticolonial nationalism / Tejumola Olaniyan --
Empires of the visual: photography and colonial administration in Africa / Paul S. Landau --
Portraits of modernity: fashioning selves in Dakarois popular photography / Hudita Nura Mustafa --
Mami Wata and Santa Marta: Imag(in)ing selves and others in Africa and the Americas / Henry John Drewal --
"Captured on film": bushmen and the claptrap of performative primitives / Robert J. Gordon --
Decentering the gaze at French colonial exhibitions / Catherine Hodeir --
The politics of bushman representations / Pippas Skotnes --
Omada art at the crossroads of colonialisms / Paula Ben-Amos Girshick --
Bad copies: the colonial aesthetic and the Manjaco-Portuguese encounter / Eric Gable --
Conclusion: Signifying power in Africa / Deborah D. Kaspin.
Responsibility: edited by Paul S. Landau and Deborah D. Kaspin.

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