Museums Urban Culture in West Africa

Museums   Urban Culture in West Africa
Author: Alexis Adandé,Emmanuel Arinze,E. N. Arinze
Publsiher: James Currey Publishers
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9780852552759
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Museums Urban Culture in West Africa Book Excerpt:

A study of museums and urban culture in West Africa. It addresses: the origins of the urban phenomenon in Africa; museums and investigations into urban culture; urban culture in the museums; and the role of museums in the enhancement of urban culture.

National Museums in Africa

National Museums in Africa
Author: Raymond Silverman,George Abungu,Peter Probst
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2021-08-31
ISBN: 1000428648
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

National Museums in Africa Book Excerpt:

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.

Cultures of decolonisation

Cultures of decolonisation
Author: Ruth Craggs,Claire Wintle
Publsiher: Manchester University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2016-01-01
ISBN: 1784996246
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cultures of decolonisation Book Excerpt:

Cultures of decolonisation combines studies of visual, literary and material cultures in order to explore the complexities of the ‘end of empire’ as a process. Where other accounts focus on high politics and constitutional reform, this volume reveals the diverse ways in which cultures contributed to wider political, economic and social change. This book demonstrates the transnational character of decolonisation, thereby illustrating the value of comparison – between different cultural forms and diverse places – in understanding the nature of this wide-reaching geopolitical change. Individual chapters focus on architecture, theatre, museums, heritage sites, fine art and interior design, alongside institutions such as artists’ groups, language agencies and the Royal Mint, across Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Europe. Offering a range of disciplinary perspectives, these contributions provide revealing case studies for those researching decolonisation across the humanities and social sciences.

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
ISBN: 1317019636
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Postcolonial Museum Book Excerpt:

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.

Museums Archaeology in West Africa

Museums   Archaeology in West Africa
Author: Claude Daniel Ardouin
Publsiher: James Currey Publishers
Total Pages: 196
Release: 1997
ISBN: 9780852552377
Category: Africa, West
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Museums Archaeology in West Africa Book Excerpt:

The contributors to this volume analyse problems and attitudes involved in the development of links between museum personnel and archaeologists in West Africa, underlining the existing gaps and suggesting possible improvements. Published in association with The West African Museums Programme and the International African Institute; North America: Smithsonian Institution Press

Loose Fit City

Loose Fit City
Author: Maurice Mitchell,Bo Tang
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2017-09-22
ISBN: 1315523558
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Loose Fit City Book Excerpt:

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: 311
Release: 2022-03-17
ISBN: 1316514536
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Decolonizing Heritage Book Excerpt:

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: 740
Release: 2002
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Abstracts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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States of Imitation

States of Imitation
Author: Patrice Ladwig,Ricardo Roque
Publsiher: Berghahn Books
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2020-06-16
ISBN: 1789207398
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

States of Imitation Book Excerpt:

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
ISBN: 1785334255
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Creole Nation Book Excerpt:

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
ISBN: 1350307432
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gender Mastery and Slavery Book Excerpt:

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: 479
Release: 2012-04-03
ISBN: 9004217509
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making and Remaking Mosques in Senegal Book Excerpt:

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: 288
Release: 2013-01-07
ISBN: 0814758908
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making Women s Histories Book Excerpt:

Examines how women's histories are explored and explained around the world 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.

Museums History in West Africa

Museums   History in West Africa
Author: West African Museums Programme,International African Institute
Publsiher: James Currey Publishers
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2000
ISBN: 9780852552537
Category: Africa, Sub-Saharan
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Museums History in West Africa Book Excerpt:

The contributors to this volume examine the problems of museums being perceived as warehouses for exotic objects presented in an historic way, rather than as research-related centres that are capable of developing and communicating with their public through exhibitions and outreach. Published in association with The West African Museums Programme and the International African Institute; North America: Smithsonian Institution Press

The Museums Journal

The Museums Journal
Author: Elijah Howarth,F. R. Rowley,W. Ruskin Butterfield,Charles Madeley
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2002
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Museums
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Museums Journal Book Excerpt:

"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: 172
Release: 1997
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Museums
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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African Renaissance

African Renaissance
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 872
Release: 2005
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Africa
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

African Renaissance Book Excerpt:

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
ISBN: 3839424119
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Art History and Fetishism Abroad Book Excerpt:

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.

The Politics of the Past

The Politics of the Past
Author: P. Gathercole,D. Lowenthal
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2004-01-14
ISBN: 1134866437
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Politics of the Past Book Excerpt:

'History is written by the winners' is the received wisdom. This book explains why historical interpretation has to incorporate perspectives from those other than 'winners', and demonstrates archaeology's crucial role in this wide-ranging approach. The book draws more on Africa, Afro-America, Australasia and Oceania than on Europe, the source of the traditionally dominant perspective in archaeology. The four organizing themes of The Politics of the Past are the forms and consequences of the Eurocentric heritage, the conflicting perspectives of rulers and ruled, the significance of administrative and institutional rivalries, and the cleavages that divide professional from popular views of archaeology. Archaeologists, anthropologists, historians and other scholars will find The Politics of the Past illuminating and provocative. It will enrich historical and archaeological inquiry and interpretation, and ramify their relevance for public policy.

Museums Heritage and International Development

Museums  Heritage and International Development
Author: Paul Basu,Wayne Modest
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 346
Release: 2014-10-03
ISBN: 1135085218
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Museums Heritage and International Development Book Excerpt:

While many claims are made regarding the power of cultural heritage as a driver and enabler of sustainable development, the relationship between museums, heritage and development has received little academic scrutiny. This book stages a critical conversation between the interdisciplinary fields of museum studies, heritage studies and development studies to explore this under-researched sphere of development intervention. In an agenda-setting introduction, the editors explore the seemingly oppositional temporalities and values represented by these "past-making" and "future-making" projects, arguing that these provide a framework for mutual critique. Contributors to the volume bring insights from a wide range of academic and practitioner perspectives on a series of international case studies, which each raise challenging questions that reach beyond merely cultural concerns and fully engage with both the legacies of colonial power inequalities and the shifting geopolitical dynamics of contemporary international relations. Cultural heritage embodies different values and can be instrumentalized to serve different economic, social and political objectives within development contexts, but the past is also intrinsic to the present and is foundational to people’s aspirations for the future. Museums, Heritage and International Development explores the problematics as well as potentials, the politics as well as possibilities, in this fascinating nexus.