Description - Unpacking Culture by Ruth B. Phillips
Tourist art production is a global phenomenon and is recognized as an authentic expression of indigenous visual traditions. These essays provide a comparative perspective on the history, character and impact of tourist art in colonized societies in three areas of the world: Africa; Oceania; and North America. Ranging historically and geographically this collection includes case studies from around the world.
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Author Biography - Ruth B. Phillips
Ruth B. Phillips is Director of the Museum of Anthropology and Professor of Art History and Anthropology at the University of British Columbia. She is the author of Representing Women: Sande Masquerade of the Mende of Sierra Leone (1990) and Trading Identities: Native Art and the Souvenir in Northeastern North America, 1700-1900 (1998). Christopher B. Steiner is Lucy C. McDannel '22 Associate Professor of Art History and Director of Museum Studies at Connecticut College. He is the author of African Art in Transit (1994) and coeditor of Perspectives on Africa: A Reader in Culture, History, and Representation (1997).