The Art Of Anthropology by Alfred Gell, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
The Art Of Anthropology

The Art Of Anthropology

by Alfred Gell
     
 

This work collects together the most influential of Gell's writings with a new introductory chapter written by Gell. The essays vividly demonstrate Gell's theoretical and empirical interests and his distinctive contribution to several key areas of current anthropological enquiry. A central theme of the essays is Gel's highly original exploration of diagrammatic

Overview

This work collects together the most influential of Gell's writings with a new introductory chapter written by Gell. The essays vividly demonstrate Gell's theoretical and empirical interests and his distinctive contribution to several key areas of current anthropological enquiry. A central theme of the essays is Gel's highly original exploration of diagrammatic imagery as the site where social relations and cognitive processes converge and crystallise. Gell tracks this imagery across studies of tribal market transactions, dance forms, the iconicity of language and his most recent and groundbreaking analyses of artworks.

Editorial Reviews

Times Higher

A masterpiece.
From the Publisher

“A masterpiece.” —Times Higher

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845204846
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
03/29/2006
Series:
LSE Econ Monograph - Social Anthropology Series, #67
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author


Eric Hirsch is a Senior Lecturer in Social Anthropology, at Brunel University.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >