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The Pan-African Nation: Oil and the Spectacle of Culture in Nigeria

Andrew Apter

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226023540
eISBN:
9780226023564
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226023564.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

When Nigeria hosted the Second World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture (FESTAC) in 1977, it celebrated a global vision of black nationhood and citizenship animated by the exuberance of ... More


Expansion Plans: Asymmetries of Pan-African Power

Jonathan Fenderson

in Building the Black Arts Movement: Hoyt Fuller and the Cultural Politics of the 1960s

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780252042430
eISBN:
9780252051272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042430.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter recounts the international organizing efforts of Hoyt Fuller and the ways Black Arts activists understood their work as part of a larger Pan-African project. Spanning an explosive decade ... More


Introduction

in The Pan-African Nation: Oil and the Spectacle of Culture in Nigeria

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226023540
eISBN:
9780226023564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226023564.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This book examines FESTAC'77, otherwise known as the Second World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture. It does so not as an extended event but as a form of historicity—one that illuminates ... More


Rebirth of a Nation

in The Pan-African Nation: Oil and the Spectacle of Culture in Nigeria

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226023540
eISBN:
9780226023564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226023564.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter argues that the credibility of oil-rich Nigeria was ratified by signs of material development masquerading as its substance, purveying a “seeing-is-believing” ontology that disguised the ... More


Nigeria at Large

in The Pan-African Nation: Oil and the Spectacle of Culture in Nigeria

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226023540
eISBN:
9780226023564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226023564.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

As the new Nigeria assumed central roles in OPEC, ECOWAS, and the OAU, it emerged as the preeminent Pan-African nation, projecting itself throughout the black and African world while drawing ... More


Producing the People

in The Pan-African Nation: Oil and the Spectacle of Culture in Nigeria

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226023540
eISBN:
9780226023564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226023564.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on the making of Nigerian national culture within the broader black and African world, because it brings into bold relief the very logic of spectacle as a form of cultural ... More


War Canoes and Their Magic

in The Pan-African Nation: Oil and the Spectacle of Culture in Nigeria

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226023540
eISBN:
9780226023564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226023564.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on the FESTAC Regatta with Gell's reflections on the value of art not only because they throw the main themes—canoes, magic, money, and exchange—into bold relief, but also ... More


The Mirror of Cultural Production

in The Pan-African Nation: Oil and the Spectacle of Culture in Nigeria

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226023540
eISBN:
9780226023564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226023564.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on the phenomenology of the oil boom through the mirror of cultural production itself, examining its inflated costs, hidden fiscal pathways, and mercurial money forms. FESTAC ... More


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