Author: Z. S. Strother

Publisher: 5Continents

ISBN: 9788874393848

Category: Art

Page: 128

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Lavish illustrations feature both iconic and never-before-published Pende masterworks, selected to

Inventing Masks

Agency and History in the Art of the Central Pende


Author: Z. S. Strother

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226777337

Category: History

Page: 376

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Who invents masks, and why? Such questions have rarely been asked, due to stereotypes of anonymous African artists locked into the reproduction of "traditional" models of representation. Rather than accept this view of African art as timeless and unchanging, Z. S. Strother spent nearly three years in Zaire studying Pende sculpture. Her research reveals the rich history and lively contemporary practice of Central Pende masquerade. She describes the intensive collaboration among sculptors and dancers that is crucial to inventing masks. Sculptors revealed that a central theme in their work is the representation of perceived differences between men and women. Far from being unchanging, Pende masquerades promote unceasing innovation within genres and invention of new genres. Inventing Masks demonstrates, through first hand accounts and lavish illustrations, how Central Pende masquerading is a contemporary art form fully responsive to twentieth-century experience. "Its presentation, its exceptionally lively style, the perfection of its illustrations make this a stunning book, perfectly fitting for the study of a performing art and its content is indeed seminal. . . . A breakthrough."—Jan Vansina, African Studies Review

Zaire 1938/39

photographic documents on the arts of the Yaka, Pende, Tshokwe and Kuba


Author: Hans Himmelheber

Publisher: N.A


Category: Social Science

Page: 164

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Opika Pende

Africa at 78 Rpm


Author: Opika Pende

Publisher: Dust to Digital

ISBN: 9781938922251

Category: Music

Page: 112

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The tremendous variety of music that was pressed to shellac discs on the continent of Africa is truly astonishing. Popular songs, topical songs, work songs, comic songs, songs of worship, ritual, dance and praise--the sheer range of musical styles resists any easy categorization, just as African geography itself resists boundaries. "Opika Pende: Africa at 78 rpm" is a four-disc collection featuring 100 tracks taken from rare 78 rpm recordings of African music--from 1909 to the mid-1960s--none of which have ever been issued on CD until now. Across these 100 tracks, traditional music stands side by side with popular music as traditional culture coexists with so-called modernity. Pan-African in scope and wildly diverse, "Opika Pende" is a testament to the deep riches found in early recorded music across the continent. In 2013, this set was nominated for Best Historical Album by the Grammy Awards.

The "New Man" in Radical Right Ideology and Practice, 1919-45


Author: Matthew Feldman,Jorge Dagnino,Paul Stocker

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474281117

Category: History

Page: 320

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Bringing together an expert group of established and emerging scholars, this book analyses the pervasive myth of the 'new man' in various fascist movements and far-right regimes between 1919 and 1945. Through a series of ground-breaking case studies focusing on countries in Europe, but with additional chapters on Argentina, Brazil and Japan, The "New Man" in Radical Right Ideology and Practice, 1919-45 argues that what many national forms of far-right politics understood at the time as a so-called 'anthropological revolution' is essential to understanding this ideology's bio-political, often revolutionary dynamics. It explores how these movements promoted the creation of a new, ideal human, what this ideal looked like and what this things tell us about fascism's emergence in the 20th century. The years after World War One saw the rise of regimes and movements professing totalitarian aims. In the case of revolutionary, radical-right movements, these totalising goals extended to changing the very nature of humanity through modern science, propaganda and conquest. At its most extreme, one of the key aims of fascism – the most extreme manifestation of radical right politics between the wars – was to create a 'new man'. Naturally, this manifested itself in different ways in varying national contexts and this volume explores these manifestations in order to better comprehend early 20th-century fascism both within national boundaries and in a broader, transnational context.

Latin Eugenics in Comparative Perspective


Author: Marius Turda,Aaron Gillette

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472522109

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 6436

Latin eugenics was a scientific, cultural and political programme designed to biologically empower modern European and American nations once commonly described as 'Latin', sharing genealogical, linguistic, religious, and cultural origins. Latin Eugenics in Comparative Perspective offers a comparative, nuanced approach to eugenics as a scientific programme as well as a cultural and political phenomenon. It examines the commonalities of eugenics in 'Latin' Europe and Latin America. As a program to achieve the social and political goals of modern welfare systems, Latin eugenics strongly influenced the complex relationship of the state to the individual. Drawing on a wide range of primary and secondary sources in many languages, this book offers the first history of Latin eugenics in Europe and the Americas.

Suaheli Handbuch


Author: Walter von Saint Paul Illaire

Publisher: N.A


Category: Swahili language

Page: 202

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Voglia di madre


Author: Stella Pende

Publisher: Corbaccio

ISBN: 8863801509

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 129

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Questo libro nasce da un’emozione. Da un amore che è esso stesso fonte di identità: l’identità di figlia, di donna, l’essenza stessa della femminilità. Nasce dal bisogno di credere che la madre è «per sempre» e allo stesso tempo dalla necessità di prepararsi a una perdita inevitabile. Ma non c’è niente di naturale nella morte di una madre, così come non c’è niente che possa prepararci a un momento tanto devastante. E così questo libro vuole essere un tentativo di incontro con il dolore che unisce tante donne ma che ognuna pensa sia solo il suo. «Le figlie senza madre sono una razza riconoscibile, nel bene e nel male, hanno un filo che le tiene attaccate una contro l’altra...» scrive l’autrice. Tante sono le storie di donne di ogni età che Stella Pende ha ascoltato, raccolto e raccontato nel tentativo di dare voce a tutte le donne senza madre e a quelle che, come lei, pur avendola ancora vivono già la paura della nostalgia.

Memorial ajustado del pleyto, y juycio de Tenuta, que pende en el Consejo entre don Antonio de Aponte Ulloa y Carvajal Paredes Roi y Guzmàn ... y don Pedro Joseph Topete, como marido de ... Isabel de Aponte Ulloa Carvajal Paredes y Guzman ... y por muerte de la referida, como padre, y ... administrador de ... Joachin Topete Ulloa Carvajal Paredes Cordova y Guzman ... y ... Fernando de Aponte y Neyra ... y ... Fernando de Aponte Ulloa y Carvajal ...


Author: Antonio de Aponte Ulloa y Carvajal Paredes Roi y Guzmàn,Pedro José Topete,Fernando de Aponte Ulloa y Carvajal

Publisher: N.A



Page: 108

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