Books (authored or edited)

Siegenthaler, F. and Förster, T. (2018) Re-imagining African cities. the arts and urban politics. London: Routledge (Social Dynamics).   edoc
Koechlin, L. and Förster, T. (eds) (2015) The politics of governance : actors and articulations in Africa and beyond. New York: Routledge (Conceptualising comparative politics). Available at: http://images.tandf.co.uk/common/jackets/websmall/978113802/9781138021457.jpg.   edoc
Förster, T. and Kasfir, S. (eds) (2013) African art and agency in the workshop. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.   edoc
Förster, T. and Klimmt, R. (2010) Habari Afrika = Chabari Afrika : Schönheit und Magie in der Kunst Afrikas : aus der Sammlung Reinhard Klimmt. Merzig: Gollenstein.   edoc
Peters, A., Koechlin, L., Förster, T. and Fenner Zinkernagel, G. (eds) (2009) Non-state actors as standard setters. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.   edoc
Förster, T., Hahn, H.-P. and Beck, K. (eds) (2004) Blick nach vorn : Festgabe für Gerd Spittler zum 65. Geburtstag. Köln: Rüdiger Köppe Verlag.   edoc
Horsch-Albert, S. (2001) Kunst-Spiegelungen der Moderne. Gemälde und Grafiken aus der Sammlung des Iwalewa-Hauses. Edited by T. Förster. Köln: Köppe.   edoc
Förster, T. (ed.) (2001) African styles : Kleidung und Textilien aus Afrika : die Sammlung des Iwalewa-Hauses. Bayreuth: Iwalewa-Haus.   edoc
Förster, T. (ed.) (2001) Kunst aus Zimbabwe - Kunst in Zimbabwe : ein Projekt von Iwalewa Haus und Kunstmuseum Bayreuth. Köln: Köppe.   edoc
Förster, T. (ed.) (1998) Afrikaforschung in Bayreuth : 20 Jahre Afrikaforschung an der Universität Bayreuth. Bayreuth: Universität, Iwalewa-Haus.   edoc
Förster, T. (1997) Zerrissene Entfaltung : Alltag, Ritual und künstlerische Ausdrucksformen im Norden der Côte d’Ivoire. Köln: Rüdiger Köppe Verlag (Studien zur Kulturkunde).   edoc
Förster, T. (1995) Skulptur in Westafrika : Masken und Figuren aus Burkina Faso : [Sammlung "Burkina Faso" aus dem Morat-Institut für Kunst und Kunstwissenschaft, Freiburg im Breisgau. Duisburg: Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum (Heilbronner Museumskatalog).   edoc
Willer, H., Förster, T. and Ortner-Buchberger, C. (eds) (1995) Macht der Identität - Identität der Macht : politische Prozesse und kultureller Wandel in Afrika. Münster: LIT (Beiträge zur Afrikaforschung).   edoc
Förster, T. (ed.) (1992) Tuma be : Alltagskultur der westafrikanischen Savanne. Tübingen: Verlag Ernst Wasmuth.   edoc
Förster, T. and Holzhauser, M. (1988) La région Sénoufo en Côte d’Ivoire et l’utilisation de biogaz. Rossdorf: TZ-Verl.-Ges.   edoc
Förster, T. (1988) Kunst in Afrika. Köln: DuMont (DuMont-Taschenbücher).   edoc
Förster, T. (1988) Die Kunst der Senufo. Zürich: Museum Rietberg.   edoc
Förster, T. (1988) Paroles de devin : la fonte à la cire perdue chez les Sénoufo de Côte d’Ivoire : [exposition, Musée national des arts africains et océaniens], 27 janvier - 9 mai 1988. Paris: Musées Nationaux.   edoc
Förster, T. (1987) Musik der Senufo = Musique des Sénoufos : Gesänge und Xylophonmusik der Senufo, Elfenbeinküste : Côte d’Ivoire. Berlin: Museum für Völkerkunde.   edoc
Förster, T. (1987) Glänzend wie Gold : Gelbguss bei den Senufo, Elfenbeinküste. Berlin[-West]: Reimer (Veröffentlichungen des Museums für Völkerkunde Berlin. Neue Folge. Abteilung Afrika).   edoc
Förster, T. and Holzhauser, M. (1987) Biogas im ländlichen Milieu: Zielgruppen und Trägerorganisationen in der Elfenbeinküste. Saarbrücken: Breitenbach.   edoc
Förster, T. (1985) Divination bei den Kafibele-Senufo : zur Aushandlung und Bewältigung von Alltagskonflikten. Berlin: Dietrich Reimer.   edoc

Book Items

Förster, T. (2019) ‘Europe Far and Close: African Migrants and the Imagination of Europe’, in Blamberger, G. and Boschung, D. (eds) Competing Perspectives: Figures of Image Control. Paderborn: Wilhelm Fink Verlag, pp. 315-337.   
Förster, T. (2019) ‘Masked Politics: The Aesthetics of Political Articulation in Korhogo, Côte d’Ivoire’, in Förster, T. and Siegenthaler, F. (eds) Aesthetics of Articulation. Basel: Institute of Social Anthropology (Basel Papers on Political Transformations), pp. 58-88.   
Förster, T. and Koechlin, L. (2018) ‘Traditional Authorities’, in Risse, T., Börzel, T. A., and Draude, A. (eds) The Oxford Handbook of Governance and Limited Statehood. Oxford: Oxford University Press (Oxford Handbooks), pp. 231-249.   edoc
Förster, T. (2018) ‘“Dinge der Nacht”. in Poro-Ritual, über das niemand spricht’, in Basel, M. der K. (ed.) Das Geheimnis. Wer was wissen darf. Berlin: Hatje Cantz, pp. 136-145.   edoc
Förster, T. (2018) ‘“Things of the Night”. A Poro-Ritual Nobody Talks about’, in Basel, M. der K. (ed.) Secrecy: Who’s allowed to know what. Berlin: Hatje Cantz, pp. 136-143.   edoc
Koechlin, L. and Förster, T. (2018) ‘Secondary Cities and the Formation of Political Space in West and East Africa’, in Prado, I. and Prato, G. B. (eds) The Palgrave Handbook of Urban Ethnography. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 351-368.   edoc
Förster, T. (2017) ‘Lucid Dreams - Alluring Cities: Imaginaries of the Urban in West Africa’, in Moreillon, O., Muller, A., and Stiebel, L. (eds) Cities in Flux: Metropolitan Spaces in South African Literary and Visual Texts. LIT Verlag (Schweizerische Afrikastudien - Etudes africaines suisses), pp. 235-249. Available at: https://books.google.ch/books?id=XdczDwAAQBAJ&pg=PA235&lpg=PA235&dq=Lucid+Dreams+-+Alluring+Cities:+Imaginaries+of+the+Urban+in+West+Africa&source=bl&ots=uDD2JSUFQi&sig=4wwt0APikZKTG6DOs6Ci_18O_kk&hl=de&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjxoNOT2bfcAhVMzqQKHWhKDdsQ6AEIYjAO#v.   edoc
Förster, T. (2017) ‘Kunst und visuelle Kultur’, in Beer, B., Fischer, H., and Pauli, J. (eds) Ethnologie. Berlin: Reimer, pp. 385-404.   edoc
Förster, T. (2017) ‘Anthropology and Urban Comparisons’, in Koechlin, L. and Förster, T. (eds) African Cities, By Comparison. urban land, politics and agency in East and West Africa. Basel: Institute of Social Anthropology Basel (Basel Papers on Political Transformation), pp. 36-48. Available at: https://ethnologie.unibas.ch/research/publications/basel-papers-on-political-transformations/.   edoc | Open Access
Förster, T. (2017) ‘Beyond the Metropolis: Inclusive Urbanity - Made in Korhogo, Côte d’Ivoire’, in Ammann, C. and Sanogo, A. (eds) Secondary Cities – The Urban Middle Ground. Basel: Institute of Social Anthropology (Basel Papers on Political Transformations), pp. 35-46.   edoc
Förster, T. (2017) ‘Envisioning the City in Africa: Anthropology, Creativity and Urban Culture’, in Glaveanu, V. P. (ed.) The Palgrave Handbook of Creativity and Culture Research. London: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 449-471.   edoc
Förster, T. (2015) ‘New Markets, New Patrons: Work–Trade Relationships in a West African art market’, in Forni, S. and Steiner, C. B. (eds) Africa in the Market. twentieh-century art from the African art collection. Toronto: Royal Ontario Museum, pp. 75-97.   edoc
Förster, T. (2015) ‘Dialogue Direct: Rebel Governance and Civil Order in Northern Côte d’Ivoire’, in Arjona, A., Kasfir, N., and Mampilly, Z. (eds) Rebel Governance in Civil War. New York: Cambridge University Press, pp. 203-225. doi: 10.1017/CBO9781316182468.010.   edoc
Förster, T. (2015) ‘Statehood and segmentary governance : an essay on political change in a west african city’, in Conceptualising comparative politics. London: Routledge (Conceptualising comparative politics), pp. 169-191.   edoc
Förster, T. (2015) ‘Jenseits der Worte : Über Teilnahme und Beobachtung in der Ethnographie visueller Medien’, in Handbuch der Medienethnographie. Berlin: Reimer Verlag, pp. 37-56.   edoc
Förster, T. (2015) ‘Senufo, Jula and Kulango’, in African art in the Barnes foundation : the Triumph of l’Art nègre and the Harlem Renaissance. New York: Rizzoli, pp. 90-101.   edoc
Förster, T. (2015) ‘The formation of governance : the politics of governance and their theoretical dimension’, in The politics of governance. New York: Routledge (Conceptualising comparative politics), pp. 197-218.   edoc
Förster, T. (2015) ‘Bild und Vorbild : Intermedialität und Prädikation in Skulptur und neuen Medien Westafrikas’, in Leibhafte Kunst. Paderborn: Wilhelm Fink (Morphomata), pp. 253-280.   edoc
Förster, T. (2015) ‘Land and social order in Middle Africa’, in African modernism : the architecture of independence. Zürich: Park Books, pp. 614-623.   edoc
Förster, T. (2014) ‘Trust and agency : an analysis of social relations during civil war’, in Faces of communities : social ties between trust, loyalty and conflict. Göttingen: V&R Unipress (Freunde - Gönner - Getreue), pp. 43-60.   edoc
Förster, T. (2014) ‘A standing Senufo statue’, in Art in the many Africas. Charlotte, N.C.: The Mint Museum, pp. 38-40.   edoc
Förster, T. (2014) ‘On creativity in African urban life: African cities as sites of creativity and emancipation’, in Popular culture in Africa. The episteme of the everyday. London: Routledge (Routledge research in cultural and media studies), pp. 27-46.   edoc
Förster, T. (2014) ‘Ritual’, in Wörterbuch der Soziologie. Konstanz: UVK/Lucius (UTB), pp. 410-411.   edoc
Förster, T. and Koechlin, L. (2014) ‘Ethnologie’, in Wörterbuch der Soziologie. Konstanz: UVK/Lucius (UTB), pp. 107-108.   edoc
Förster, T. (2014) ‘Initiation’, in Wörterbuch der Soziologie. Konstanz: UVK/Lucius (UTB), p. 198.   edoc
Förster, T. (2013) ‘On urbanity : creativity and emancipation in African urban life’, in Living the City in Africa. Zürich: LIT Verlag (Schweizerische Afrikastudien), pp. 235-251.   edoc
Förster, T. (2013) ‘Between restoration, adaptation and appropriation : Governance in post-conflict Côte d’Ivoire’, in Emerging trends in asset recovery. Bern: Peter Lang, pp. 137-146.   edoc
Förster, T. (2013) ‘Senufo Art Works from the Leslie Sacks Collection’, in African arts from the Leslie Sacks Collection : Refined Eye, Passionate Heart. Milano: Skira, pp. 254-259.   edoc
Förster, T. (2013) ‘The Intermediality of Portraiture in Northern Côte d’Ivoire’, in Portraiture and Photography in Africa. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press (African expressive cultures), pp. 407-437.   edoc
Förster, T. (2013) ‘Painted visions under rebel domination : a cultural center and political imagination in northern Côte d’Ivoire’, in Companion to Modern African Art. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell (Wiley-Blackwell companions to art history), pp. 528-547.   edoc
Förster, T. (2013) ‘Work and workshop : the iteration of style and genre in two workshop settings, Côte d’Ivoire and Cameroon’, in African art and agency in the workshop. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, pp. 325-359.   edoc
Kasfir, S. and Förster, T. (2013) ‘The contributions to this book : researching the workshop in African art’, in African art and agency in the workshop. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, pp. 24-36.   edoc
Förster, T. and Kasfir, S. (2013) ‘Rethinking the workshop : work and agency in African art’, in African art and agency in the workshop. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, pp. 1-23.   edoc
Förster, T. (2012) ‘Shifting Imageries: Memory, Projectivity and the Experience of Violence in Northern Côte d’Ivoire’, in Korte, B. and Paletschek, S. (eds) Popular History Now and Then: International Perspectives. Bielefeld: transcript (History in popular cultures), pp. 231-261.   edoc | Open Access
Förster, T. (2012) ‘Authentizität : ein Traum von Einmaligkeit’, in Afrika mit eigenen Augen. Oberhausen: Athena, pp. 85-104.   edoc
Förster, T. (2010) ‘“Greener Pastures” : afrikanische Europabilder vom besseren Leben’, in Europa und Afrika. Basel, pp. 59-78.   edoc
Förster, T. (2009) ‘What is local about local art? : contemporary African artists between international art world and local life-world’, in Between Indigenous Australia and Europe. Berlin: Reimer, pp. 183-196.   edoc
Förster, T. (2009) ‘Limiting violence - culture and the constitution of public norms : with a case study from a stateless area’, in Non-State Actors as Standard Setters. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 324-347. doi: 10.1017/CBO9780511635519.013.   edoc
Förster, T., Peters, A. and Koechlin, L. (2009) ‘Towards Non-State Actors as Effective, Legitimate, and Accountable Standard Setters’, in Non-state actors as standard setters. Cambridge, pp. 492-562.   edoc
Förster, T. (2008) ‘Senufo anthropomorphic figures’, in Ethnopassion : la collezione d’arte etnica di Peggy Guggenheim = Peggy Guggenheim’s ethnic art collection. Milano: Mazzotta, pp. 110-125.   edoc

Journals (article or item)

Förster, T. (2020) ‘Soziale Bilderwelten. Alltägliche Smartphone-Fotografie in der Côte d’Ivoire’, iz3w. informationszentrum 3. welt, (376), pp. 24-25.   
Förster, T. (2019) ‘The Invisible Social Body: Experience and Poro Ritual in Northern Côte d’Ivoire’, African Studies Review. Cambridge University Press, 62(1), pp. 99-119. doi: 10.1017/asr.2018.10.   edoc
Förster, T. and Sanogo, A. (2019) ‘Guest Editors’ Introduction to the Power of Performance -the Performance of Power Forum’, African Studies Review. Cambridge University Press, 62(1), pp. 67-75. doi: 10.1017/asr.2018.145.   edoc
Förster, T. (2018) ‘Die Entstehung von Governance’, Regio Basiliensis. Wepf, 58(3), pp. 193-199.   edoc
Förster, T. (2018) ‘The Unbearable Lightness of African Cities’, Social Dynamics. Taylor and Francis, 44(3). doi: 10.1080/02533952.2018.1501546.   edoc
Förster, T. and Siegenthaler, F. (2018) ‘Introduction: Re-imagining Cities in Africa’, Social Dynamics. Routledge, 44(3), pp. 395-404. doi: 10.1080/02533952.2018.1512938.   edoc
Förster, T. (2018) ‘La paix dans une zone de guerre. Lire la crise ivoirienne sur le temps long et par le bas’, Politique Africaine. Editions Karthala, 148(4), pp. 109-129. Available at: https://www.cairn.info/revue-politique-africaine-2017-4-page-109.htm#anchor_plan.   edoc
Förster, T. (2018) ‘Mirror Images: mediated sociality and the presence of the future’, Visual studies. Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 33(1), pp. 84-97. doi: 10.1080/1472586X.2018.1426247.   edoc | Open Access
Förster, T. and Schlehe, J. (2017) ‘Passages of culture: Media and mediality in African societies’, Journal of African Media Studies. Intellect, 9(1), pp. 3-15. doi: 10.1386/jams.9.1.3_1.   edoc
Förster, T. (2016) ‘Competition, Cooperation, and Creativity: The Political Economy of Workshops and Workshop Styles in Bamenda, Cameroon’, Critical interventions : journal of African art and visual culture. Aachron, 10(2), pp. 154-171. doi: 10.1080/19301944.2016.1205362.   edoc
Förster, T. (2016) ‘Eingriffe und Entwicklungszusammenarbeit: Ein ethnologisches Dilemma’, Bulletin der Vereinigung der Schweizerischen Hochschuldozierenden. Vereinigung der Schweizerischen Hochschuldozierenden, 42(3/4), pp. 39-45. Available at: http://www.hsl.ethz.ch/pdfs/16_VSH_bulletin_november_web.pdf.   edoc
Förster, T. (2013) ‘Insurgent nationalism: political imagination and rupture in Côte d’Ivoire’, Afrika Spectrum : Zeitschrift für gegenwartsbezogene Afrikaforschung. German Institut of Global and Area Studies, 48(3), pp. 3-31.   edoc | Open Access
Förster, T. (2013) ‘The Sliding Scale of Past and Present’, African Arts. University of California at Los Angeles, 46(4), p. 6.   edoc
Förster, T. (2012) ‘Imagining the Nation: independence ceremonies under rebel domination in northern Côte d’Ivoire’, African arts. University of California at Los Angeles, 45(3), pp. 42-55. doi: 10.1162/AFAR_a_00010.   edoc | Open Access
Förster, T. (2011) ‘Neue Medien - neue Wege: Imagination und das Leben der Bilder in Afrika’, Leviathan: Berliner Zeitschrift für Sozialwissenschaft, 38(3), pp. 333-359.   
Förster, T. (2010) ‘Maintenant, on sait qui est qui! Re-configurations of an African society after conflict’, Development and change. Blackwell, 41(4), pp. 699-722.   edoc
Förster, T. (2008) ‘Competing for attention : painters, pictures and images in the visual culture of urban Africa’, Critical interventions : journal of African art and visual culture. Aachron, H. 2, pp. 56-77.   edoc
Förster, T. (2007) ‘The act and art of seeing visual media in West Africa: TV and video in northern Côte d’Ivoire’, Film international : filmint. Intellect, Vol. 28, Iss. 4, pp. 44-50.   edoc
Förster, T. (2005) ‘Smoothing the way of the dead : a Senufo rythm pounder’, Bulletin / Yale University Art Gallery, 2005, S. 55-67, ill.   edoc
Förster, T. (2005) ‘Fremde und Fremdheit in afrikanischen Gesellschaften’, Afrika Spectrum : Zeitschrift für gegenwartsbezogene Afrikaforschung. German Institut of Global and Area Studies, 40(2), pp. 241-266.   edoc
Förster, T. (2005) ‘Layers of awareness : intermediality and practices of visual arts in northern Côte d’Ivoire’, African arts, 38(4), pp. 32-37.   edoc
Förster, T. (2004) ‘Wie fern ist Afrika? : Afrikaforschung in der sich globalisierenden Welt’, Regio Basiliensis. - Basel, 45(2), pp. 77-85.   edoc
Förster, T. (2003) ‘Victor Turners Ritualtheorie : eine ethnologische Lektüre’, Theologische Literaturzeitung. Evangelische Verlagsanstalt, 128(7-8), pp. 703-716.   edoc

Other Publications

Förster, T. and Siegenthaler, F. (2019) ‘Aesthetics of Articulation’. Institute of Social Anthropology (Basel Papers on Political Transformations). Available at: https://ethnologie.philhist.unibas.ch/fileadmin/user_upload/ethnologie/Publikationen/Basel_Papers_No_18_19.pdf.   
Badoux, M., Förster, T., Koechlin, L. and Sanogo, A. (2017) ‘African Cities, by Comparision: Urban Land, Politics and Agency in East and West Africa’. Institute of Social Anthropology, University of Basel (Basel Papers on Political Transformations). Available at: https://ethnologie.philhist.unibas.ch/fileadmin/user_upload/ethnologie/Publikationen/Basel_Papers_No_13-14.pdf.   edoc
Förster, T. (2012) ‘Statehood in a stateless society : political order and societal memory in northern Côte d’Ivoire’. Basel: Institute of Social Anthropology. Available at: http://www.crisa.ch/index.php?id=16.   edoc
Förster, T., Bauer, K., Engeler, M., Heer, B., Keitz Tokpa, K., Kaufmann and Andrea (2011) ‘The Emic Evaluation Approach - Epistemologies, Experience, and Ethnographic Practice’. Institute of Social Anthropology (Basel Paper on Political Transformations).   
Förster, T., Heer, B., Heer, Engeler, M., Kaufmann, A. A., Bauer, K. and Heitz, K. (2011) ‘The Emic Evaluation Approach : epistemologies, experience, and ethnographic practice’. Basel: Institute of Social Anthropology. Available at: https://ethnologie.unibas.ch/research/publications/basel-papers-on-political-transformations/.   edoc | Open Access
Förster, T. and Koechlin, L. (2011) ‘The politics of governance : power and agency in the formation of political order in Africa’. Basel: Institute of Social Anthropology. Available at: http://www.crisa.ch/index.php?id=13.   edoc