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The Resource Black womanhood : images, icons, and ideologies of the African body, edited by Barbara Thompson ; with essays by Ifi Amadiume [and others]

Black womanhood : images, icons, and ideologies of the African body, edited by Barbara Thompson ; with essays by Ifi Amadiume [and others]

Label
Black womanhood : images, icons, and ideologies of the African body
Title
Black womanhood
Title remainder
images, icons, and ideologies of the African body
Statement of responsibility
edited by Barbara Thompson ; with essays by Ifi Amadiume [and others]
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Explorations of contemporary art have focused on issues of identity and race for some time. Few, however, have sought to investigate these themes by juxtaposing historical and contemporary frameworks. Black Womanhood examines an especially charged icon - the black female body - and contemporary artists' interventions upon historical images of black women as exotic Others, erotic fantasies, and supermaternal Mammies." "This book presents icons of the black female body as seen from three separate but intersecting perspectives: the traditional African, the colonial, and the contemporary global. The display and contemplation of such iconic images addresses complex and often competing forces of self-presentation and the representation of others. Peeling back layers of social, cultural, and political realities, Black Womanhood explores how historic icons inform contemporary artistic responses to the black female body through an examination of themes such as beauty, fertility and sexuality, maternity, and women's roles and power in society."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
704.9/42408996
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N8232
LC item number
.B55 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Black womanhood : images, icons, and ideologies of the African body, edited by Barbara Thompson ; with essays by Ifi Amadiume [and others]
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Issued in connection with an exhibition held Mar. 8-Sept. 7, 2008, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, and at later dates, Davis Museum, Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts, and San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Colonizing Black women : the Western imaginary.
  • The Black female body, the postcard, and the archives
  • Christraud Geary
  • The body of a myth : embodying the Black mammy figure in visual culture
  • Kimberly Wallace-Sanders
  • Plates
  • Meaning and identity : personal journeys into Black womanhood.
  • Picturing the new Negro woman
  • Deborah Willis
  • The women who posed : Maudelle Bass and Florence Allen
  • Iconic ideologies of womanhood : African cultural perspectives.
  • Housing and homing the Black female body in France : Calixthe Beyala and the legacy of Sarah Baartman and Josephine Baker
  • Ayo Abiétou Coly
  • Decolonizing Black bodies : personal journeys in the contemporary voice
  • Barbara Thompson
  • Plates
  • The African female body in the cultural imagination
  • Barbara Thompson
  • African women's body images in postcolonial discourse and resistance to neo-crusaders
  • Ifi Amadiume
  • Les parisiens d'Afrique : Mangbetu women as works of art
  • Enid Schildkrout
  • Plates
Control code
5777409
Dimensions
31 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
374 pages
Isbn
9780295987705
Lccn
2007041938
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
2774834
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn174112781
  • (OCoLC)174112781
Label
Black womanhood : images, icons, and ideologies of the African body, edited by Barbara Thompson ; with essays by Ifi Amadiume [and others]
Link
Publication
Copyright
Note
Issued in connection with an exhibition held Mar. 8-Sept. 7, 2008, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, and at later dates, Davis Museum, Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts, and San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Colonizing Black women : the Western imaginary.
  • The Black female body, the postcard, and the archives
  • Christraud Geary
  • The body of a myth : embodying the Black mammy figure in visual culture
  • Kimberly Wallace-Sanders
  • Plates
  • Meaning and identity : personal journeys into Black womanhood.
  • Picturing the new Negro woman
  • Deborah Willis
  • The women who posed : Maudelle Bass and Florence Allen
  • Iconic ideologies of womanhood : African cultural perspectives.
  • Housing and homing the Black female body in France : Calixthe Beyala and the legacy of Sarah Baartman and Josephine Baker
  • Ayo Abiétou Coly
  • Decolonizing Black bodies : personal journeys in the contemporary voice
  • Barbara Thompson
  • Plates
  • The African female body in the cultural imagination
  • Barbara Thompson
  • African women's body images in postcolonial discourse and resistance to neo-crusaders
  • Ifi Amadiume
  • Les parisiens d'Afrique : Mangbetu women as works of art
  • Enid Schildkrout
  • Plates
Control code
5777409
Dimensions
31 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
374 pages
Isbn
9780295987705
Lccn
2007041938
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
2774834
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn174112781
  • (OCoLC)174112781

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