Public Art Memorials and Atlantic Slavery

Author: Celeste-Marie Bernier
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131799020X
Format: PDF, ePub
Download Now
In this collection distinguished American and European scholars, curators and artists discuss major issues concerning the representation and commemoration of slavery, as brought into sharp focus by the 2007 bicentennial of the abolition of the slave trade. Writers consider nineteenth and twentieth century American and European images of African Americans, art installations, photography, literature, sculpture, exhibitions, performances, painting, film and material culture. This is essential reading for historians, cultural critics, art-historians, educationalists and museologists, in America as in Europe, and an important contribution to the understanding of the African diaspora, race, American and British history, heritage tourism, and transatlantic relations. Contributions include previously unpublished interview material with artists and practitioners, and a comprehensive review of the commemorative exhibitions of 2007. Illustrations include images from Louisiana, Maryland, and Virginia, many previously unpublished, in black and white, which challenge previous understandings of the aesthetics of slave representation. This book was published as a special issue of Slavery and Abolition.

Die Macht der historischen Handlung

Author: Sonja Dinter
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 3839443253
Format: PDF, Docs
Download Now
Die Ansiedlung von Menschen unterschiedlicher Herkunft hat in vielen Nationalstaaten dazu geführt, dass Distanzen zwischen »uns« und »ihnen« räumlich und symbolisch neu arrangiert werden müssen. Dies betrifft auch die ehemaligen Kolonialmetropolen Frankreich und Großbritannien, in denen Debatten um Integration und Diskriminierung mit einer ebenso umstrittenen Neureflexion der nationalen Vergangenheit verknüpft sind. So hat der transatlantische Sklavenhandel seit den 1990er Jahren erinnerungskulturelle Bedeutung gewonnen. Vor dem Hintergrund dieser Entwicklung analysiert Sonja Dinter Konflikte und Wege postkolonialer Geschichtspolitik, die die Umverteilung von Handlungsmacht in Geschichte und Gegenwart verarbeiten muss.

Visualising Slavery

Author: Celeste-Marie Bernier
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 1781384290
Format: PDF
Download Now
The purpose of this book is to excavate and recover a wealth of under-examined artworks and research materials directly to interrogate, debate and analyse the tangled skeins undergirding visual representations of transatlantic slavery across the Black diaspora. Living and working on both sides of the Atlantic, as these scholars, curators and practitioners demonstrate, African diasporic artists adopt radical and revisionist practices by which to confront the difficult aesthetic and political realities surrounding the social and cultural legacies let alone national and mythical memories of Transatlantic Slavery and the international Slave Trade. Adopting a comparative perspective, this book investigates the diverse body of works produced by black artists as these contributors come to grips with the ways in which their neglected and repeatedly unexamined similarities and differences bear witness to the existence of an African diasporic visual arts tradition. As in-depth investigations into the diverse resistance strategies at work within these artists' vast bodies of work testify, theirs is an ongoing fight for the right to art for art's sake as they challenge mainstream tendencies towards examining their works solely for their sociological and political dimensions. This book adopts a cross- cultural perspective to draw together artists, curators, academics, and public researchers in order to provide an interdisciplinary examination into the eclectic and experimental oeuvre produced by black artists working within the United States, the United Kingdom and across the African diaspora. The overall aim of this book is to re-examine complex yet under-researched theoretical paradigms vis-à-vis the patterns of influence and cross-cultural exchange across both America and a black diasporic visual arts tradition, a vastly neglected field of study.

Politics of Memory

Author: Ana Lucia Araujo
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113631315X
Format: PDF, Kindle
Download Now
The public memory of slavery and the Atlantic slave trade, which some years ago could be observed especially in North America, has slowly emerged into a transnational phenomenon now encompassing Europe, Africa, and Latin America, and even Asia – allowing the populations of African descent, organized groups, governments, non-governmental organizations and societies in these different regions to individually and collectively update and reconstruct the slave past. This edited volume examines the recent transnational emergence of the public memory of slavery, shedding light on the work of memory produced by groups of individuals who are descendants of slaves. The chapters in this book explore how the memory of the enslaved and slavers is shaped and displayed in the public space not only in the former slave societies but also in the regions that provided captives to the former American colonies and European metropoles. Through the analysis of exhibitions, museums, monuments, accounts, and public performances, the volume makes sense of the political stakes involved in the phenomenon of memorialization of slavery and the slave trade in the public sphere.

Emancipation Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

Author: Roderick McDonald
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199809895
Format: PDF, Docs
Download Now
This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of the ancient world find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated. This ebook is just one of many articles from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Atlantic History, a continuously updated and growing online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through the scholarship and other materials relevant to the study of Atlantic History, the study of the transnational interconnections between Europe, North America, South America, and Africa, particularly in the early modern and colonial period. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit www.oxfordbibliographies.com.

Abolitionist Places

Author: Martha Schoolman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317976932
Format: PDF, ePub
Download Now
From David Brion Davis's The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Revolution to Paul Gilroy's The Black Atlantic, some of the most influential conceptualizations of the Atlantic World have taken the movements of individuals and transnational organizations working to advocate the abolition of slavery as their material basis. This unique, interdisciplinary collection of essays provides diverse new approaches to examining the abolitionist Atlantic. With contributions from an international roster of historians, literary scholars, and specialists in the history of art, this book provides case studies in the connections between abolitionism and material spatial practice in literature, theory, history and memory. This volume covers a wide range of topics and themes, including the circum-Atlantic itineraries of abolitionist artists and activists; precise locations such as Paris and Chatham, Ontario where abolitionists congregated to speculate over the future of, and hatch emigration plans to, sites in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean; and the reimagining of abolitionist places in twentieth and twenty-first century literature and public art. This book was originally published as a special issue of Atlantic Studies.

Avatars Contemporains Des R cits D esclaves

Author: Judith Misrahi-Barak
Publisher: Presses Universitaires de la Méditerranée PULM
ISBN: 9782842696481
Format: PDF, ePub
Download Now
Issu d'un colloque organisé en 2003 à l'Université P. Valéry, ces textes analysent les oeuvres de fiction contemporaines s'inspirant des récits d'esclaves des XVIIIe et XIXe siècles. Ils s'interrogent sur l'intérêt porté à ce genre de récit, tant du point de vue des écrivains que des lecteurs.

Creating Black Americans

Author: Nell Irvin Painter
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub
Download Now
Enhanced by nearly 150 images of painting, sculptures, photographs, quilts, and other work by black artists, offers a survey of African American history which covers the predominant political, economic, and demographic conditions of black Americans.

Angaza Afrika

Author: Christopher Spring
Publisher: Laurence King Publishers
ISBN: 9781856695480
Format: PDF
Download Now
The mission of this book is to illustrate Africa's immensely fertile artistic landscape. Africa has emerged from its colonial past and is asserting its own identity. African art is not only confined to the continent itself, but has spread world-wide through the work of those descended from the enforced migrations of the slave trade and those who have more recently left their homes in Africa to take their place on an international stage. This book brings together more than 60 of Africa's most creative contemporary artists, drawn from across the African continent as well as from Europe, North America, the Caribbean, and South America. Their art leaps off the page with over 350 color images (many especially commissioned). In addition to painters, sculptors, and photographers, there are a number of artists whose work embraces performance and installation. Many of the materials they use are as unorthodox as their imagery, with ready made and found objects.