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Title: Art, tourism and the sustainability of tradition in the Bamenda Grassfields, North West Province, Cameroon
Author: Alubafi, Mathias Fubah
ISNI:       0000 0004 2672 9254
Awarding Body: University of Reading
Current Institution: University of Reading
Date of Award: 2008
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My dissertation is concerned with the role played by tourism and modem art and craft institutions in bringing about change in the art of the Bamenda Grassfields. A number of reasons explain why research on tourism and art in the Bamenda Grassfields is timely and relevant. They are the rich and diverse art and material culture of the region; the increasing number of visitors into the region (such as researchers. expatriates, missionaries and internal tourists) and their interest in art and material objects. Research on tourism and art in the Bamenda Grassfields is needed to produce a complete inventory of the different categories of art, artists, patrons and institutions in Bamenda in particular and Cameroon in general, in order to produce fuller empirical concepts, wider knowledge and to address the question of generalisation in African art studies, as well as the neglect of relevant issues such as the complex nature of African societies and their art, and to give a fuller understanding of the concept of authenticity.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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