The Resource Reinventing Africa : museums, material culture, and popular imagination in late Victorian and Edwardian England, Annie E. Coombes

Reinventing Africa : museums, material culture, and popular imagination in late Victorian and Edwardian England, Annie E. Coombes

Label
Reinventing Africa : museums, material culture, and popular imagination in late Victorian and Edwardian England
Title
Reinventing Africa
Title remainder
museums, material culture, and popular imagination in late Victorian and Edwardian England
Statement of responsibility
Annie E. Coombes
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Between 1890 and 1918, British colonial expansion in Africa led to the removal of many valuable African artifacts that were subsequently brought to Britain and displayed. Annie Coombes argues that this activity had profound repercussions for the construction of a national identity within Britain itself - the effects of which are still with us today
  • Coombes argues that although endlessly reiterated racial stereotypes were disseminated through popular images of all things 'African', this was no simple reproduction of imperial ideology. There were a number of different and sometimes conflicting representations of 'Africa' and of what it was to be African - representations that varied according to political, institutional and disciplinary pressures. In particular, the professionalisation of anthropology over this period played a crucial role in the popularisation of contradictory ideas about African culture to a mass public. Pioneering in its interdisciplinary research, this book offers valuable insights for art and design historians, historians of culture, imperialism and anthropology, social historians, anthropologists and museologists
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Coombes, Annie E
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plans
Index
index present
LC call number
DT32.1
LC item number
.C66 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Africa
  • Africa
  • Africa
  • Great Britain
  • Africa
  • Great Britain
  • Material culture
  • National characteristics, British
  • Public opinion
  • Museums
  • Material culture
  • Museums
  • National characteristics, British
  • Public opinion
  • Public opinion, British
  • International relations
  • Beeldvorming
  • Kunstvoorwerpen
  • Historia da africa
  • Museus
Label
Reinventing Africa : museums, material culture, and popular imagination in late Victorian and Edwardian England, Annie E. Coombes
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [259]-275) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Material Culture at the Crossroads of Knowledge: The Case of the Benin 'Bronzes' -- 2. Voices in the Wilderness: Critics of Empire -- 3. Aesthetic Pleasure and Institutional Power -- 4. The Spectacle of Empire 1: Expansionism and Philanthropy at the Stanley and African Exhibition -- 5. The Spectacle of Empire 2: Exhibitionary Narratives -- 6. Temples of Empire: The Museum and its Publics -- 7. Containing the Continent: Ethnographies on Display -- 8. 'For God and For England': Missionary Contributions to an Image of Africa -- 9. National Unity and Racial and Ethnic Identities: The Franco-British Exhibition of 1908 -- Epilogue: Inventing the 'Post-Colonial'
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
vii, 280 pages
Isbn
9780300059724
Lccn
94000767
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29878195
  • (OCoLC)ocm29878195
Label
Reinventing Africa : museums, material culture, and popular imagination in late Victorian and Edwardian England, Annie E. Coombes
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [259]-275) 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
1. Material Culture at the Crossroads of Knowledge: The Case of the Benin 'Bronzes' -- 2. Voices in the Wilderness: Critics of Empire -- 3. Aesthetic Pleasure and Institutional Power -- 4. The Spectacle of Empire 1: Expansionism and Philanthropy at the Stanley and African Exhibition -- 5. The Spectacle of Empire 2: Exhibitionary Narratives -- 6. Temples of Empire: The Museum and its Publics -- 7. Containing the Continent: Ethnographies on Display -- 8. 'For God and For England': Missionary Contributions to an Image of Africa -- 9. National Unity and Racial and Ethnic Identities: The Franco-British Exhibition of 1908 -- Epilogue: Inventing the 'Post-Colonial'
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
vii, 280 pages
Isbn
9780300059724
Lccn
94000767
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29878195
  • (OCoLC)ocm29878195

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