The Art of the Zaramo: Identity, Tradition, and Social Change in Tanzania

The Art of the Zaramo: Identity, Tradition, and Social Change in Tanzania

by Fadhili Safieli Mshana


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789987753567
Publisher: Mkuki na Nyota Publishers
Publication date: 11/28/2016
Pages: 206
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.44(d)

About the Author

Fadhili Safieli Mshana is Professor of Art History at Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville, GA, USA. Previously he had taught at the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Dr. Mshana received his B.A. degree in Fine Arts and Education at the University of Dar es salaam, an M.A. in Art History from the University of East Anglia, UK, and a Ph.D. in Art History from Binghamton University, NY. Professor Mshana has also published journal articles and book chapters on the arts in Tanzania.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Cultural Influences on the Zaramo
Chapter 3: Carving a Social Message: Zaramo Artists in the Post 1960 Period
Chapter 4: Mwana hiti Trunk Figure: A Tool for Defining Womanhood
Chapter 5: Villagization and the Zaramo Grave Sculptures: The Adverse Effects of Modernization
Chapter 6: Dress Codes and Prestige Staffs: Constructing Political Authority with Staffs
Chapter 7: Conclusions: Transforming Traditional Forms into Contemporary Symbols

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