African and African-American studies

Featured project: Bamun art worlds: integration and innovation in grassland Cameroon from 1700 to the present, Director, Suzanne P. Blier, Hutchins Center for African & African American Research, Harvard University

This project looks at the arts of the Bamun and its neighbors in the grasslands of Cameroon (West Africa) from the vantage of invention, appropriation, and retranslation of local and foreign artistic and cultural elements from 1700 to the present. The construction and reconstruction of artistic identity— individual as well as social—is examined historically as well as cross-culturally.

Example of a record from Anthropological Literature:

Art, politics, and the transformation of meaning: Bamun art in the twentieth century

Author(s): Geary, Christraud M.
Subject(s): Material culture -- Cameroon | Bamun (African people) -- Cameroon -- Material culture | Art, Cameroon -- Symbolic aspects | Social change -- Cameroon
In: African material culture (1996), p. 283-307


Featured journals in African and African-American studies

Below is a list of selected journal titles in African and African-American Studies meant to illustrate the breadth of coverage in the Anthropological Literature e-resource. It is only a representative sample. For a complete list of currently indexed journal titles, please click on the "Currently Indexed Journals" tab.

Textile of woven raffia cloth
Textile of woven raffia cloth
Peabody ID: 998-3-50/12586
Peabody Collections Online

Africa-Tervuren  Indexed 1955-1990
African anthropologist  Indexed 2000-
African arts  Indexed 1967-
African notes  Indexed 1970-
Awal  Indexed 1985-
Borno Museum Society newsletter  Indexed 1996-
Harvard African studies  Indexed 1917-1932
Iowa studies in African art  Indexed 1984-2000
Journal des africanistes  Indexed 1934-
Nyame Akuma  Indexed 1981-
Systèmes de pensée en Afrique noire  Indexed 1983-2005
Zimbabwea  Indexed 1984-1999
Zimbabwean prehistory  Indexed 1983-


Wooden Face Mask
Peabody ID: 48-36-50/7386
Peabody Collections Online

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