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The Resource Authentically African : arts and the transnational politics of Congolese culture, Sarah Van Beurden

Authentically African : arts and the transnational politics of Congolese culture, Sarah Van Beurden

Label
Authentically African : arts and the transnational politics of Congolese culture
Title
Authentically African
Title remainder
arts and the transnational politics of Congolese culture
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Van Beurden
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Together the Royal Museum for Central Africa in Tervuren, Belgium and the Institut des Musées Nationaux du Zaïre (INMZ) in the Congo have defined and marketed Congolese art and culture. In Authentically African, Sarah Van Beurden traces the relationship between the possession, definition, and display of art and the construction of cultural authenticity and political legitimacy from the late colonial into the postcolonial era. Her study of the interconnected histories of these two institutions is the only work of its kind in English. Drawing on Flemish-language sources other scholars have been unable to access, Van Beurden illuminates the politics of museum collections, showing how the INMZ became a showpiece in Mobutu Sese Seko's effort to revive "authentic" African culture and reconstructing debates among Belgian and Congolese museum professionals. She also casts light on the art market, showing how IMNZ's traveling displays helped generate an international market for Congolese art. Authentically African tells a new history of decolonization as a struggle over cultural categories, the possession of cultural heritage, and the right to define and represent cultural identities"--Back cover
Member of
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Beurden, Sarah Van.,
Dewey number
709.6724
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
New African histories
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Institut des musées nationaux du Zaïre
  • Musée royal de l'Afrique centrale
  • Art, Congolese (Democratic Republic)
  • Art, Congolese (Democratic Republic)
  • Art, Congolese (Democratic Republic)
Label
Authentically African : arts and the transnational politics of Congolese culture, Sarah Van Beurden
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-363) and index
Color
mixed
Contents
Congolese history and the politics of culture -- The value of culture : Congolese art and Belgian colonialism -- Guardians of heritage : a politique esthétique and the museum as a "laboratory of native policy" -- The art of (re)possession : heritage and the cultural politics of Congo's decolonization -- Mobutu's museum : authenticity and guardianship -- Civilizing citizens? : Museums as brokers of postcolonial Zairian modernity -- Belgian patrimony, Zairian treasure, and American heritage : the transnational politics of Congolese art -- Colonial and postcolonial legacies
Control code
ocn942598825
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 372 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780821445457
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)942598825
Label
Authentically African : arts and the transnational politics of Congolese culture, Sarah Van Beurden
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-363) and index
Color
mixed
Contents
Congolese history and the politics of culture -- The value of culture : Congolese art and Belgian colonialism -- Guardians of heritage : a politique esthétique and the museum as a "laboratory of native policy" -- The art of (re)possession : heritage and the cultural politics of Congo's decolonization -- Mobutu's museum : authenticity and guardianship -- Civilizing citizens? : Museums as brokers of postcolonial Zairian modernity -- Belgian patrimony, Zairian treasure, and American heritage : the transnational politics of Congolese art -- Colonial and postcolonial legacies
Control code
ocn942598825
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 372 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780821445457
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)942598825

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