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Title African material culture / edited by Mary Jo Arnoldi, Christraud M. Geary & Kris L. Hardin
Published Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [1996]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 369 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series African systems of thought
African systems of thought.
Contents pt. 1. Technological style and the making of culture -- Magical iron technology in the Cameroon Grassfields -- When nomads settle -- Ceramics from the Upemba Depression -- Objects and people -- pt. 2. Sticks, self, and society in Booran Oromo -- Material narratives and the negotiation of identities through objects in Malian theatre -- The consumption of an African modernity -- Household objects and the philosophy of Igbo social space -- Hoes and clothes in a Luo household -- pt. 3. The passive object and the tribal paradigm -- Art, politics and the transformation of meaning -- Mami Wata shrines -- Zaïrian popular painting as commodity and as communication
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Art objects, African.
Material culture -- Africa.
Philosophy, African.
Africa -- Social life and customs.
Form Electronic book
Author Arnoldi, Mary Jo.
Geary, Christraud M.
Hardin, Kris L.
ISBN 0253210372 (paperback; alk. paper)
0253330009 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0585027846 (electronic bk.)
9780253210371 (paperback; alk. paper)
9780253330000 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780585027845 (electronic bk.)