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
Title variation
Arts and the transnational politics of Congolese culture
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Together the Royal Museum for Central Africa in Tervuren, Belgium and the Intitut 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
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IEN/DLC
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Beurden, Sarah Van
Dewey number
709.6724
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
N7399.C6
LC item number
B48 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
New African histories
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  • Art, Congolese (Democratic Republic)
  • Art, Congolese (Democratic Republic)
  • Art, Congolese (Democratic Republic)
  • Institut des musées nationaux du Zaïre
  • Musée royal de l'Afrique centrale
Label
Authentically African : arts and the transnational politics of Congolese culture, Sarah Van Beurden
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-363) 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
Introduction : 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 -- Conclusion : Colonial and postcolonial legacies
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xix, 372 pages, 8 pages of plates
Isbn
9780821421918
Lccn
2015034123
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)910981060
  • (OCoLC)ocn910981060
Label
Authentically African : arts and the transnational politics of Congolese culture, Sarah Van Beurden
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-363) 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
Introduction : 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 -- Conclusion : Colonial and postcolonial legacies
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xix, 372 pages, 8 pages of plates
Isbn
9780821421918
Lccn
2015034123
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)910981060
  • (OCoLC)ocn910981060

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