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

Author: Barbara Thompson; Ifi Amadiume
Publisher: Seatlle [etc.] : University of Washington Press [etc.], 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView 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  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Thompson; Ifi Amadiume
ISBN: 9780295987705 0295987707
OCLC Number: 920845224
Language Note: Engels [TA].
Notes: Lit. opg., reg.
Published to accompany the exhibition: Dartmouth College Hood Museum of Art, Hanover (New Hampshire), 2008-04-01 - 2008-08-10.
Published to accompany the exhibition: Davis Museum and Cultural Center/Wellesley College, Wellesley (Massachusetts), 2008-09-10 - 2008-08-10.
Published to accompany the exhibition: San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego (Californië), 2009-01-31 - 2009-04-26.
Description: 374 p. : ill. ; 32 cm
Contents: Lenders to the ExhibitionForeword / Brian P. KennedyAcknowledgments / Barbara ThompsonIntroduction / Barbara ThompsonPart One | Iconic Ideologies of Womanhood: African Cultural Perspectives1. The African Female Body in the Cultural Imagination / Barbara Thompson2. African Women's Body Images in Postcolonial Discourse and Resistance to Neo-Crusaders / Ifi Amadiume3. Les Parisiens d'Afrique: Mangbetu Women as Works of Art / Enid SchildkroutPlatesPart Two | Colonizing Black Women: The Western Imaginary4. The Black Female Body, the Postcard, and the Archives / Christraud Geary5. The Body of a Myth: Embodying the Black Mammy Figure in Visual Culture / Kimberly Wallace-SandersPlatesPart Three | Meaning and Identity: Personal Journeys into Black Womanhood6. Picturing the New Negro Woman / Deborah Willis7. The Women Who Posed: Maudelle Bass and Florence Allen / Carla Williams8. Housing and Homing the Black Female Body in France: Clixthe Beyala and the Legacy of Sarah Baartman and Josephine Backer / Ayo Abietou Coly9. Decolonizing Black Bodies: Personal Journeys in the Contemporary Voice / Barbara ThompsonPlatesArtistsContributorsBibliographyIndex

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