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Picturing a colonial past : the African photographs of Isaac Schapera

Author: Isaac Schapera; John L Comaroff; Jean Comaroff; Deborah James, Dr.
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2007.
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Contains photographs of British anthropologist Isaac Schapera (1905-2003) taken between 1929 and 1934, during his earliest work among Kgatla peoples of Bechuanaland (Botswana). Covering a spectrum of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Pictorial works
Bildband
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Schapera, Isaac, 1905-2003.
Picturing a colonial past.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2007
(OCoLC)608906430
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Isaac Schapera; John L Comaroff; Jean Comaroff; Deborah James, Dr.
ISBN: 9780226114118 0226114112 9780226114125 0226114120
OCLC Number: 70114589
Notes: Editorial note -- Isaac Schapera, two portraits of the ethnographer -- Letter from Chief Linchwe II of the Kgatla -- Introduction: The portraits of an ethnographer as a young man / Jean and John Comaroff -- Isaac Schapera (1905-2003) : his life and times / Adam Kuper -- The Bakgatla Bagakgafêla : preliminary report of field investigations, 1933 / Isaac Schapera -- African images : the photographs of Isaac Schapera in Bechuanaland and elsewhere, 1929-1940 -- Motse : the architecture of village life -- Mo gae : domestic scenes -- Ditshwantshó : portraits -- Bana : children, at play and work -- Bogwêra : initiation rites -- Tiro : the work of production -- Moroka : the rainmaker -- Kgotla : the public sphere -- Banna ba ditshaba : others.
Description: xiv, 224 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Editorial note --
Isaac Schapera, two portraits of the ethnographer --
Letter from Chief Linchwe II of the Kgatla --
Introduction: The portraits of an ethnographer as a young man / Jean and John Comaroff --
Isaac Schapera (1905-2003) : his life and times / Adam Kuper --
The Bakgatla Bagakgafêla : preliminary report of field investigations, 1933 / Isaac Schapera --
African images : the photographs of Isaac Schapera in Bechuanaland and elsewhere, 1929-1940 --
Motse : the architecture of village life --
Mo gae : domestic scenes --
Ditshwantshó : portraits --
Bana : children, at play and work --
Bogwêra : initiation rites --
Tiro : the work of production --
Moroka : the rainmaker --
Kgotla : the public sphere --
Banna ba ditshaba : others.
Other Titles: African photographs of Isaac Schapera
Responsibility: John L. Comaroff, Jean Comaroff, & Deborah James, editors.
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These spectacular photographs reveal a much more complex Schapera than his writings allow and provide a more complete and aesthetically charming supplement to his work. The combination of clear, Read more...

 
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