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The Resource Vigilant things : on thieves, Yoruba anti-aesthetics, and the strange fates of ordinary objects in Nigeria, David T. Doris

Vigilant things : on thieves, Yoruba anti-aesthetics, and the strange fates of ordinary objects in Nigeria, David T. Doris

Label
Vigilant things : on thieves, Yoruba anti-aesthetics, and the strange fates of ordinary objects in Nigeria
Title
Vigilant things
Title remainder
on thieves, Yoruba anti-aesthetics, and the strange fates of ordinary objects in Nigeria
Statement of responsibility
David T. Doris
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Throughout southwestern Nigeria, Yoruba men and women create objects called ààlè to protect their properties from the ravages of thieves. Ààlè are objects of such unassuming appearance that a non-Yoruba viewer might not register their important presence in the Yoruba visual landscape. David T. Doris argues that ààlè are keys to understanding how images function in Yoruba social and cultural life."--Publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Doris, David Todd
Dewey number
305.896/333
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DT515.45.Y67
LC item number
D67 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Yoruba (African people)
  • Art, Yoruba
  • Philosophy, Yoruba
  • Yoruba (African people)
  • Yoruba (African people)
Label
Vigilant things : on thieves, Yoruba anti-aesthetics, and the strange fates of ordinary objects in Nigeria, David T. Doris
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Throughout southwestern Nigeria, Yoruba men and women create objects called ààlé to protect their properties from the ravages of thieves. Ààlé are objects of such unassuming appearance that a non-Yoruba viewer might not register their important presence in the Yoruba visual landscape. David T. Doris argues that ààlé are keys to understanding how images function in Yoruba social and cultural life." --Publisher description
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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 -- Part I. Creating ààlé: Presence, power and the past; palm fronds -- Part II. Call-and-response: What we look at and remember; Color (Awo) -- Part III. Portraits and punishments: An ontology of the broken; Corncobs (Suku Agbado); Snail shells (Ikarawun Igbin); Brooms (Igbale)
Control code
613433395
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xx, 420 pages
Isbn
9780295990736
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011009697
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)613433395
Label
Vigilant things : on thieves, Yoruba anti-aesthetics, and the strange fates of ordinary objects in Nigeria, David T. Doris
Publication
Note
"Throughout southwestern Nigeria, Yoruba men and women create objects called ààlé to protect their properties from the ravages of thieves. Ààlé are objects of such unassuming appearance that a non-Yoruba viewer might not register their important presence in the Yoruba visual landscape. David T. Doris argues that ààlé are keys to understanding how images function in Yoruba social and cultural life." --Publisher description
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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 -- Part I. Creating ààlé: Presence, power and the past; palm fronds -- Part II. Call-and-response: What we look at and remember; Color (Awo) -- Part III. Portraits and punishments: An ontology of the broken; Corncobs (Suku Agbado); Snail shells (Ikarawun Igbin); Brooms (Igbale)
Control code
613433395
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xx, 420 pages
Isbn
9780295990736
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011009697
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)613433395

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