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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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780520207974
ISBN-10: 0520207971
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 435
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 14-Jan-1999
Country of Publication: United States

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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).

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