Art, Politics and Identity in the Modern World
Edited by Jeremy MacClancy
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Contesting Art by Jeremy MacClancy
Book DescriptionArt is a major political weapon of our times. Today, peoples around the world use art to boost their own identity and to attack the ways others represent them. At a time of increasing intercultural exchange, art has become a primary means through which groups reinforce their challenged sense of culture.This pioneering book breaks with the tradition of the anthropology of art as the depoliticized study of aesthetics in exotic settings. Transcending artificial distinctions between the West and the Rest, it examines the increasingly significant relations among art, identity and politics in the modern world.Among the themes investigated by the contributors: - how African painters undermine racist stereotypes yet remain dominated by the Western art market - the role of anthropology museums in the perpetuation of the Western market in 'tribal art' - the internal and external political disputes underlying the 'repatriation' of cultural property.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781859731390
(216mm x 138mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Berg Publishers
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Sep-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Jeremy MacClancy
Jeremy MacClancy Oxford Brookes University
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