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African luxury : aesthetics and politics

Author: Mehita Iqani; Simidele Dosekun
Publisher: Bristol ; Chicago : Intellect, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Moving far beyond predominant views of Africa as a place to be "saved," and even more recent celebratory formulations of it as "rising," African Luxury: Aesthetics and Politics highlights and critically interrogates the visual and material cultures of lavish and luxurious consumption already present on the continent. Methodologically, conceptually, and analytically, this collection dismantles taken-for-granted ideas  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mehita Iqani; Simidele Dosekun
ISBN: 9781789382211 1789382211 9781783209934 1783209933
OCLC Number: 1156386786
Description: vi, 172 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: The Politics and Aesthetics of Luxury in Africa by Simidele Dosekun and Mehita IqaniSection One: Africa RisenChapter 1: The Last Luxury Frontier? How Global Consulting Firms Discursively Construct the African Market by Mehita IqaniChapter 2: African Utopianism: The Invention of Africa in Diesel's The Daily African - A Retrogressive Reading by Hlonipha MokoenaChapter 3: For Love or Money? Romance, Luxury and Class Distinction on Mzansi Magic's Date My Family by Alexia SmitSection Two: Re/Crafting African StyleChapter 4: From African Print to Global Luxury: Dutch Wax Cloth Rebranding and the Politics of High-Value by M. Amah EdohChapter 5: The Playful and Privileged Africanicity of Luxury: @AlaraLagos by Simidele DosekunChapter 6: Fields of Marigold: Makers and Wearers of African Luxury Beaded Necklaces by Pamila GuptaSection Three: Ambiguous Luxury Spaces Chapter 7: Luminance and the Moralization of Black Women's Luxury Consumption in South Africa by Ndapwa Alweendo and Simidele DosekunChapter 8: The Politics of Repair: Talatona and Luxury Urbanism in Luanda, Angola by Claudia GastrowChapter 9: Welcome to the Jungle: Tropical Modernism, Decadence, Gardening in Africa by Jonathan Cane
Responsibility: edited by Mehita Iqani and Simidele Dosekun.

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Moving far beyond predominant views of Africa as a place to be "saved," and even more recent celebratory formulations of it as "rising," African Luxury: Aesthetics and Politics highlights and  Read more...

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