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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 54-61.
Published: 01 November 2015
... and articulation of black masculinity. For those unfamiliar with the phenomenon, the black dandy’s look is highly tailored. He is a rebel—a modern-day representation of the African trickster. His style and identity generally contradict the stereotypes, boxes, categories, and ideas that a society has...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 62-69.
Published: 01 November 2015
... tensions fuel her creative work on the musical stage and also in the realm of fashion and style; they become a way of naturalizing the oddness and radicality of her liberating and liberatory rhetoric concerning racial stereotypes, gender norms, class assumptions, and perceptions of sexuality. Examining the...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 80-89.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Nana Adusei-Poku The article “Post-Post-Black?” unfolds two aspects with which contemporary black artists and academics are confronted: the prevailing racism and stereotypes about the work by black artists and scholars, and the advanced scholarship and artistic practices that try to dispose...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 122-133.
Published: 01 November 2016
... relationships between black masculinity and white mainstream stereotyping, criminalization, racial profiling, physical persecution, and psychological wounding. Refusing to sanitize or clean up white atrocities enacted against black subjects, Walker works with charcoal, pencil, and paint to create emotively...
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Nka (2010) 2010 (27): 54-61.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Manuela Ribeiro Sanches Representations of Africa tend to reproduce old stereotypes, adapted to recent trends but ultimately reproducing, even in postcolonial times, a largely negative and monolithic image of a diverse continent. The same can be said of cinema. A more or less consensual approach to...
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Nka (2010) 2010 (27): 82-89.
Published: 01 November 2010
... fact that if we abstract one of these binaries from the other, we end up with stereotypical stories that do not take us far in understanding our own condition. Yet she also teaches us that the subject’s story never belongs to him or her alone: what we face on the outside turns out to be as important as...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (35): 54-63.
Published: 01 November 2014
... narratives of human experience. Evans’s silhouetted figures evoke racial and sexual stereotypes and thus powerfully communicate humanity’s historical tendency to categorize and prejudge. An investigation of how her early training, experiences abroad, and artist residencies specifically impacted her...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (35): 134-135.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Susan Kart Market Imaginary represents a welcome departure from traditional documentary coverage of African peoples. By focusing on a historic market, the Marché Colobane, in Dakar, director Joanna Grabski subverts stereotypes and expectations of consumerism and art making in Senegal. Grabski...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (40): 90-100.
Published: 01 June 2017
... answers to the hows and whys of contemporary African architecture, ultimately succeeding in its intention to supplant media-based stereotypes of the continent with alternative narratives. Juxtaposing architecture’s two dominant global modes—that of the architect-designed structure with that of the user...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (44): 38-50.
Published: 01 May 2019
...) both draws on and critiques conventions of documentary photography. Containing appropriated archival photographs, her works are often interpreted as the artist subverting visual stereotypes of black people in order to commemorate their lives and experiences. The author explores the formal strategies...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (44): 52-63.
Published: 01 May 2019
... manipulation of multiple figural stereotypes. However, key moments in the afterlife of this image suggest that this work was mobilized to perform exactly that function of “selling Africa,” which it so insistently parodies. Copyright © 2019 by Nka Publications 2019 Samuel Fosso The Chief: He Who Sold...
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Nka (2007) 2007 (21): 110-114.
Published: 01 May 2007
... work resists categorization face imagery in Tom and Jerry cartoons or Sambo while it challenges assumptions and in Bugs Bunny cartoons affects one's view of stereotypical mythologies. He combines Pinocchio blackness. and Sambo, or Pinocchio and Tom and Jerry with Freeman's...
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Nka (1999) 1999 (10): 72.
Published: 01 May 1999
... television's pervasive objectifica- reinvents and reconfigures nega• tion of nordic beauty as an ideal. tive advertising stereotypes...
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Nka (2000) 2000 (11-12): 108-113.
Published: 01 May 2000
... shame surrounding stereotypes, and finally a bodily shame regarding sexual and excretory functions. To put it bluntly, as the ledgibility of her imagery warrants, Walker's installations are a freak scene a la de Sade. Lick, suck, devour. Prod, poke, puncture. Shit, fuck, bludgeon. They are a...
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Nka (2004) 2004 (19): 74-77.
Published: 01 May 2004
...Derek Conrad Murray Copyright © 2004 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2004 "Black Belt" on many levels celebrates the very stereotypes that it...
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Nka (2007) 2007 (21): 90-101.
Published: 01 May 2007
... culture has self-consciously embraced black stereotypes and outlaw personas such as the pimp, the gangsta, the ho, and the thug, the high art...
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Nka (2001) 2001 (13-14): 13.
Published: 01 May 2001
... Africa which defies any stereotypical notions of its arts and challenges all essentialized reading of its contemporary visual cultures. ConsistentWwith this vision, Nka's circle of exchange and collaboration with similar contemporary art forums and journals has widened. As this issue attests...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 90-95.
Published: 01 November 2016
... to the fact the adult film industry are devalued workers who that it spreads hurtful and potentially dangerous confront systemic marginalization and discrimina- stereotypes with very real material effects—is tion as they toil in an already stigmatized field of that the desire for black women’s...
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Nka (2007) 2007 (21): 24-33.
Published: 01 May 2007
...• around several characters of different racial back• nects modern art practice, especially surrealist grounds that collide in one incident. The different photography in Paris, in the early decades of the stereotypes society has created for those back• twentieth century to the even more contemporary...
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Nka (2000) 2000 (11-12): 72-79.
Published: 01 May 2000
... media has created images that are interpreted according to the political persuasion of the viewer: the right wing would find the stereotypes of...