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Vigilant Things: On Thieves, Yoruba Anti-Aesthetics, and the Strange Fates of Ordinary Objects in Nigeria

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Beschreibung

Beschreibung

Throughout southwestern Nigeria, Yoruba men and women create objects called aale to protect their properties--farms, gardens, market goods, piles of collected firewood--from the ravages of thieves. In Vigilant Things, David T. Doris argues that aale are keys to understanding how images function in Yoruba social and cultural life.

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David T. Doris is associate professor of the history of African art at the University of Michigan.

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"In this engaging, frank, and insightful documentation of how insignificant things are transformed into art pieces in Yoruba cultural milieu, the author negates some Western myths about the Yoruba--specifically, that they are primitive and therefore lack development." -Anthonia Makwemoisa Yakuba, "Journal of Folklore Research", April 2012
EAN: 9780295990736
ISBN: 0295990732
Untertitel: Empfohlen ab 22 Jahre. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: UNIV OF WASHINGTON PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 2011
Seitenanzahl: 420 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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