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African Art in Transit / Edition 1
     

African Art in Transit / Edition 1

by Christopher B. Steiner
 

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ISBN-10: 0521457521

ISBN-13: 2900521457520

Pub. Date: 12/28/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Based on extensive research in West Africa, the author presents a detailed description of the economic networks that transfer art objects from their site of use and production in Africa to their point of consumption in art galleries and shops throughout Europe and America.

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Based on extensive research in West Africa, the author presents a detailed description of the economic networks that transfer art objects from their site of use and production in Africa to their point of consumption in art galleries and shops throughout Europe and America.

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ISBN-13:
2900521457520
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/28/2003
Series:
Studies in Social and Cultural Anthropol
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
220

Table of Contents

Introduction: the anthropology of African art in a transnational market; 1. Commodity outlets and the classification of goods; 2. The division of labor and the management of capital; 3. An economy of words: bargaining and the social production of value; 4. The political economy of ethnicity in a plural market; 5. The quest for authenticity and the invention of African art; 6. Cultural brokerage and the mediation of knowledge; Conclusion: African art and the discourses of value.

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