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Author Kasfir, Sidney Littlefield.

Title African art and the colonial encounter : inventing a global commodity / Sidney Littlefield Kasfir
Published Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2007]
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 381 pages) : illustrations
Series African expressive cultures
African expressive cultures.
Contents Introduction: colonial power and aesthetic practice -- Part 1. Warriors. Maa warriorhood and British colonial discource. -- Idoma warriorhood and the Pax Britannica -- Part 2. Sculptors and smiths. Colonial rupture and innovation: the colonizer as inadvertent patron -- Samburu smiths, Idoma maskmakers: power at a distance -- Part 3. Masks, spears, the body. Mask and spear: art, thing, commodity -- Warrior theatre and the ritualized body -- Part 4. Commodities. Idoma sculpture: colonialism and the market for African art -- Samburu encounters with modernity: spears as tourist souvenirs -- Samburu warriors in Hollywood films: cinematic commodities -- Reprise: the three C's: colonialism, commidities, and complex representations -- Coda: from spears to guns in the North Rift
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-364) and index
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Subject Art and globalization.
Art, African -- Western influences.
Colonies in art.
Exoticism in art.
Idoma (African people) -- Material culture.
Samburu (African people) -- Material culture.
Spears -- Kenya.
United Kingdom -- Colonies -- Africa.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0253022657 electronic bk
0253219221 (paperback: alk. paper)
0253348927 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780253022653 electronic bk
9780253219220 (paperback: alk. paper)
9780253348920 (cloth : alk. paper)