AHST 398: DECOLONIZING ART //
We recommend getting started with reference sources: specialized encyclopedias and dictionaries that will introduce you to a topic and cover the most important concepts.
This has an excellent article on colonialism as it relates to the visual arts. For more general or more political topics, try Credo Reference below.
Credo Reference contains more than 700 different encyclopedias and dictionaries. In addition to the printed content, you can often find interactive mind maps. Try searching colonialism, imperialism, or postcolonialism.
The Greenfield Library has a number of titles such as Cultural Atlas of Africa, Cultural Atlas of Islam, Cultural Atlas of India, Cultural Atlas of Spain and Portugal, etc., that can be good starting points for learning about a country.
C. Scribner's Sons, 1996.
REF F 1406 .E53 1996 v. 1-5
In addition to these, there are many resources available as ebooks through OneSearch.
The subject headings listed below are linked to run those terms in the UArts library catalog. The words used for these subject headings are standard and are used in most American libraries.
Remember: searching the catalog will find books, ebooks, videos, and music materials, but it will NOT find articles. Start with OneSearch on the UArts Libraries home page to include articles.COLONIALISM--HISTORY
DECOLONIZATION IN ART
DECOLONIZATION IN LITERATURE
POSTCOLONIALISM POSTCOLONIALISM AND THE ARTS
POSTCOLONIALISM IN LITERATURE
POSTCOLONIALISM IN MOTION PICTURES
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We recommend starting with a simple search and then narrowing it down.For example, try decoloniz* and art* and see what you get, then narrow it down from there.
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