9780520229488

Images and Empires

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  • ISBN13:

    9780520229488

  • ISBN10:

    0520229487

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2002-10-01
  • Publisher: Univ of California Pr
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Summary

Images and Empires is a lively and engaging collection of essays on images and iconography, their meanings, uses, and influences in colonial and post-colonial Africa. The book offers a new way of understanding Africa beyond debates about oral versus written texts, by engaging with the visual.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
vii
Preface xi
Acknowledgments xv
Introduction: An Amazing Distance: Pictures and People in Africa 1(40)
Paul S. Landau
``Our Mosquitoes Are Not So Big'': Images and Modernity in Zimbabwe
41(15)
Timothy Burke
The Sleep of the Brave: Graves as Sites and Signs in the Colonial Eastern Cape
56(34)
David Bunn
Tintin and the Interruptions of Congolese Comics
90(34)
Nancy Rose Hunt
Cartooning Nigerian Anticolonial Nationalism
124(17)
Tejumola Olaniyan
Empires of the Visual: Photography and Colonial Administration in Africa
141(31)
Paul S. Landau
Portraits of Modernity: Fashioning Selves in Dakarois Popular Photography
172(21)
Hudita Nura Mustafa
Mami Wata and Santa Marta: Imag(in)ing Selves and Others in Africa and the Americas
193(19)
Henry John Drewal
``Captured on Film'': Bushmen and the Claptrap of Performative Primitives
212(21)
Robert J. Gordon
Decentering the Gaze at French Colonial Exhibitions
233(20)
Catherine Hodeir
The Politics of Bushman Representations
253(22)
Pippa Skotnes
Omada Art at the Crossroads of Colonialisms
275(19)
Paula Ben-Amos Girshick
Bad Copies: The Colonial Aesthetic and the Manjaco - Portuguese Encounter
294(26)
Eric Gable
Conclusion: Signifying Power in Africa 320(17)
Deborah D. Kaspin
Bibliography 337(34)
List of Contributors 371(4)
Index 375

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