National Museums in Africa

National Museums in Africa
Author: Raymond Silverman,George Abungu,Peter Probst
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2021-08-31
Genre: Art
ISBN: 9781000428643

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National Museums in Africa brings the voices of African museum professionals into dialogue with scholars and, by so doing, is able to consider the state of African national museums from fresh perspectives. Covering all regions of the continent, the volume’s thirteen chapters allow for a deep and nuanced understanding of the intricate interplay between past and present in contemporary Africa. Taking stock of the shifting museum landscape in Africa, with new players like China and South Korea challenging the conditions of cultural exchange, the book demonstrates that national museums are being rediscovered as important sites of political engagement and cultural negotiation. This is the first book to critically examine the roles national museums in Africa have played in the societies in which they are situated, but it is also the first to consider the roles that national museums might play in current debates concerning the restitution and repatriation of cultural patrimony taken from Africa during the colonial era. Informed by a comparative and interdisciplinary perspective, this ground-breaking book will appeal to anyone interested in museums in Africa. It will be particularly useful to scholars and students working in the areas of museum and heritage studies, African studies, anthropology, archaeology, history, art history and cultural studies.

The Postcolonial Museum

The Postcolonial Museum
Author: Iain Chambers,Alessandra De Angelis,Celeste Ianniciello,Mariangela Orabona
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2016-02-17
Genre: Art
ISBN: 9781317019633

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This book examines how we can conceive of a ’postcolonial museum’ in the contemporary epoch of mass migrations, the internet and digital technologies. The authors consider the museum space, practices and institutions in the light of repressed histories, sounds, voices, images, memories, bodies, expression and cultures. Focusing on the transformation of museums as cultural spaces, rather than physical places, is to propose a living archive formed through creation, participation, production and innovation. The aim is to propose a critical assessment of the museum in the light of those transcultural and global migratory movements that challenge the historical and traditional frames of Occidental thought. This involves a search for new strategies and critical approaches in the fields of museum and heritage studies which will renew and extend understandings of European citizenship and result in an inevitable re-evaluation of the concept of ’modernity’ in a so-called globalised and multicultural world.

Loose Fit City

Loose Fit City
Author: Maurice Mitchell,Bo Tang
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2017-09-22
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 9781315523552

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Drawn from a lifetime’s experience of shared city-making from the bottom up, within rapidly expanding urban metabolisms in Delhi, Mumbai, Agra, Kathmandu, West Africa and London, Loose Fit City is about the ways in which city residents can learn through making to engage with the dynamic process of creating their own city. It looks at the nature and processes involved in loosely fitting together elements made by different people at different scales and times, with different intentions, into a civic entity which is greater than the sum of its parts. It shows how bottom-up learning through making can create a more vibrant and democratic city than the more flattened, top-down, centrally planned, factory made version. Loose Fit City provides a new take on the subject of architecture, defined as the study and practice of fitting together physical and cultural topography. It provides a comprehensive view of how the fourth dimension of time fits loosely together with the three spatial dimensions at different scales within the human horizon, so as to layer meaning and depth within the places and metabolism of the city fabric.

Decolonizing Heritage

Decolonizing Heritage
Author: Ferdinand De Jong
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2022-03-31
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781316514535

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An exploration of how Senegal has decolonised its cultural heritage sites since independence, many of which are remnants of the French empire.

African Studies Abstracts

African Studies Abstracts
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2002
Genre: Abstracts
ISBN: STANFORD:36105112750430

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States of Imitation

States of Imitation
Author: Patrice Ladwig,Ricardo Roque
Publsiher: Berghahn Books
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2020-06-01
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781789207392

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Late Western colonialism often relied on the practice of imitating indigenous forms of rule in order to maintain power; conversely, indigenous polities could imitate Western sociopolitical forms to their own benefit. Drawing on historical ethnographic studies of colonialism in Asia and Africa, States of Imitation examines how the colonial state attempted to administer, control, and integrate its indigenous subjects through mimetic governmentality, as well the ways indigenous states adopted these imitative practices to establish reciprocal ties with, or to resist the presence of, the colonial state.

A Creole Nation

A Creole Nation
Author: Christoph Kohl
Publsiher: Berghahn Books
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2018-04-25
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781785334252

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Despite high degrees of cultural and ethnic diversity as well as prevailing political instability, Guinea-Bissau’s population has developed a strong sense of national belonging. By examining both contemporary and historical perspectives, A Creole Nation explores how creole identity, culture, and political leaders have influenced postcolonial nation-building processes in Guinea-Bissau, and the ways in which the phenomenon of cultural creolization results in the emergence of new identities.

Gender Mastery and Slavery

Gender  Mastery and Slavery
Author: William Foster
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2009-12-18
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781350307438

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Gender, family and sexual relations defined human slavery from its classical origins in Europe to the rise and fall of race-based slavery in the Americas. Gender, Mastery and Slavery is one of the first books to explore the importance of men and women to slaveholding across these eras. Foster argues that at the heart of the successive European institutions of slavery at home and in the New World was the volatile question of women's ability to exert mastery. Facing the challenge to play the 'good mother' in public and private, free women from Rome to Muslim North Africa, to the indigenous tribes of North America, to the antebellum plantations of the southern United States found themselves having to economically manage slaves, servants and captives. At the same time, they had to protect their reputations from various forms of attack and themselves from vilification on a number of fronts. With the recurrent cultural wars over the maternal role within slavery touching the worlds of politics, warfare, religion, and colonial and imperial rivalries, this lively comparative survey is essential reading for anyone studying, or simply interested in, this key topic in global and gender history.

Making and Remaking Mosques in Senegal

Making and Remaking Mosques in Senegal
Author: Cleo Cantone
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2012-04-03
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9789004203372

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This book constitutes a seminal contribution to the fields of Islamic architectural history and gender studies. It is the first major empirical study of the history and current state of mosque building in Senegal and the first study of mosque space from a gender perspective.

Making Women s Histories

Making Women s Histories
Author: Pamela S. Nadell,Kate Haulman
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2013-01-07
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780814758908

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Making Women's Histories showcases the transformations that the intellectual and political production of women’s history has engendered across time and space. It considers the difference women’s and gender history has made to and within national fields of study, and to what extent the wider historiography has integrated this new knowledge. What are the accomplishments of women’s and gender history? What are its shortcomings? What is its future? The contributors discuss their discovery of women’s histories,the multiple turns the field has taken, and how place affected the course of this scholarship. Noted scholars of women’s and gender history, they stand atop such historiographically-defined vantage points as Tsarist Russia, the British Empire in Egypt and India, Qing-dynasty China, and the U.S. roiling through the 1960s. From these and other peaks they gaze out at the world around them, surveying trajectories in the creation of women’s histories in recent and distant pasts and envisioning their futures.

The Museums Journal

The Museums Journal
Author: Elijah Howarth,F. R. Rowley,W. Ruskin Butterfield,Charles Madeley
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2002
Genre: Museums
ISBN: UOM:39015042617178

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"Indexes to papers read before the Museums Association, 1890-1909. Comp. by Charles Madeley": v. 9, p. 427-452.

Bulletin

Bulletin
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1997
Genre: Museums
ISBN: UOM:39015061592039

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African Renaissance

African Renaissance
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2005
Genre: Africa
ISBN: STANFORD:36105121667906

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Museums Archaeology in West Africa

Museums   Archaeology in West Africa
Author: Claude Daniel Ardouin
Publsiher: James Currey
Total Pages: 178
Release: 1997
Genre: Africa, West
ISBN: UOM:39015042133333

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The contributors, drawing on their practical experiences in eleven countries, analyse problems and attitudes involved in the development of links between museum personnel and archaeologists, underlining the existing gaps and suggesting possible improvements.

Art History and Fetishism Abroad

Art History and Fetishism Abroad
Author: Gabriele Genge,Angela Stercken
Publsiher: transcript Verlag
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2014-12-31
Genre: Art
ISBN: 9783839424117

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By focusing on the various modes and media of the fetishised object, this anthology shifts the debates on thingness into a new global art historical perspective. The contributors explore the attention given to those material images, in both artistic and cultural practice from the heyday of colonial expansion until today. They show that in becoming vehicles and agents of transculturality, so called »fetishes« take shape in the 17th to 19th century aesthetics, psychology and ethnography - and furthermore inspire a recent discourse on magical practice and its secular meanings requiring altered art historical approaches and methods.