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Transgressing boundaries : new directions in the study of culture in Africa

Author: Brenda Cooper; Andrew Steyn
Publisher: Rondebosch, South Africa : University of Cape Town Press in association with the Centre for African Studies ; Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, 1996.
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"The book questions the boundaries between the academic disciplines by incorporating literary studies with anthropology, history, archaeology, art and gender studies. Through the various contributions, the complex interface between history and its representation is contested. Transgressing Boundaries illustrates both the autonomy of different fields of study, as well as the richness of the dialogue and the  Read more...
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Transgressing boundaries.
Rondebosch, South Africa : University of Cape Town Press in association with the Centre for African Studies ; Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, 1996
(OCoLC)605965740
Online version:
Transgressing boundaries.
Rondebosch, South Africa : University of Cape Town Press in association with the Centre for African Studies ; Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, 1996
(OCoLC)609099881
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brenda Cooper; Andrew Steyn
ISBN: 0799216496 9780799216493 0821411837 9780821411834
OCLC Number: 36627111
Description: 226 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Mapping the Field: Marxism, Postmodernism, the Disciplines and the Study of African Culture. The Burden of the Disciplines: African studies, women's studies, cultural studies / Terry Lovell. Sharing the Burden? A response to Terry Lovell / Colin Bundy. Late 20th Century Social Science: A conversation / Jean Comaroff --
pt. 2. Case Studies: Demonstrations of the study of culture in Africa: Poison, the Lydenburg Heads and the representation of slavery. The Brown Serpent of the Rocks: Bushman arrow toxins in the Dutch and British imagination, 1735-1850 / David Bunn. The Poison Pen / Jane Taylor. Response to Bunn and Taylor / Isabel Hofmeyr. From Lydenburg to Mafikeng: Appropriations of images of the past / Martin Hall. Talking Heads: A response to Martin Hall / Patricia Davison. Face Value: Old heads in modern masks / Malcolm Payne. The Internal Dialogue of an African Film Maker / Haile Gerima. Two Responses to Sankofa / David Coplan and Bridget Thompson.
Responsibility: edited by Brenda Cooper and Andrew Steyn.

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"The book questions the boundaries between the academic disciplines by incorporating literary studies with anthropology, history, archaeology, art and gender studies. Through the various contributions, the complex interface between history and its representation is contested. Transgressing Boundaries illustrates both the autonomy of different fields of study, as well as the richness of the dialogue and the interface."--Jacket.

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