African Arts Summer 2013, Vol. 46, No. 2: presents original research and critical discourse on traditional, contemporary, and popular African arts and expressive cultures. Since 1967, the journal has reflected the dynamism and diversity of several fields of humanistic study, publishing richly illustrated articles in full color, incorporating the most current theory, practice, and intercultural dialogue. The journal offers readers peer-reviewed scholarly articles concerning a striking range of art forms and visual cultures of the world’s second largest continent and its diasporas, as well as special thematic issues, book and exhibition reviews, features on museum collections, exhibition previews, artist portfolios, photo essays, edgy dialogues, and editorials. African Arts promotes investigation of the interdisciplinary connections among the arts, anthropology, history, language, politics, religion, performance, and cultural and global studies.
African Arts is published quarterly by the James S. Coleman African Studies Center, UCLA, and distributed by the MIT Press.
Articles included in the Summer 2013 edition, authored by Professor Cynthia Becker, Boston University:
Performing Africa in New Orleans
Cynthia Becker, Rachel Breunlin, Helen A. Regis, pp. 12–21.
New Orleans Mardi Gras Indians: Mediating Racial Politics from the Backstreets to Main Street
Cynthia Becker, pp. 36–49.