African Women in the Visual Arts

@article{Aronson1991AfricanWI,
  title={African Women in the Visual Arts},
  author={Lisa Aronson},
  journal={Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society},
  year={1991},
  volume={16},
  pages={550 - 574}
}
  • L. Aronson
  • Published 1 April 1991
  • Art
  • Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
The arts of sub-Saharan African societies offer a window for viewing the cultural construction of gender through which we are able to see the complex ways in which different groups of African men and women act out their roles in social, political, economic, and religious arenas. The arts are also valuable indicators of socioeconomic change as reflected by changes in their styles, materials, production, technology, and modes of distribution and consumption. Scholars of African art have been… 

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