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Predicament of Culture
By James Clifford

The Predicament of Culture

Twentieth-Century Ethnography, Literature and Art

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Predicament of Culture by James Clifford

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"The Predicament of Culture" is a critical ethnography of the West in its changing relations with other societies. Analyzing cultural practices such as anthropology, travel writing, collecting, and museum displays of tribal art, Clifford shows authoritative accounts of other ways of life to be contingent fictions, now actively contested in postcolonial contexts. His critique raises questions of global significance: Who has the authority to speak for any group's identity and authenticity? What are the essential elements and boundaries of a culture? How do self and "the other" clash in the encounters of ethnography, travel, and modern interethnic relations? In discussions of ethnography, surrealism, museums, and emergent tribal arts, Clifford probes the late-twentieth century predicament of living simultaneously within, between, and after culture.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780674698437
ISBN-10: 0674698436
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Pages: 398
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 1-Jul-1988
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - James Clifford

James Clifford is Professor, Board of Studies in the History of Consciousness, University of California, Santa Cruz.

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