Further thoughts on iconoclasm

Ramon Sarró


Inspired by the thoughts of Zoë Strother, in this short piece I rethink my previous work on iconoclasm in West Africa, saluting her invitation to consider iconoclasm as part and parcel of African culture and her methodological combination of history, aesthetics and semiotics. Her approach and ideas have made me particularly aware of the relevance of iconoclasm (and its connection to debates around restitution) for a wider anthropology of place making, temporalities, and connections, as well as for the anthropology of creativity and imagination.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1086/712137