The Empire of Things: Regimes of Value and Material Culture

The Empire of Things: Regimes of Value and Material Culture

by Fred R. Myers, Annie E. Coombes, Webb Keane, Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett
     
 

ISBN-10: 1930618069

ISBN-13: 9781930618060

Pub. Date: 01/01/2002

Publisher: School for Advanced Research Press

The diverse approaches to material culture presented in this collection of nine papers are reflected in the specialties of the contributors, who teach art history, anthropology, performance studies, and history at universities in the US and the UK. A unifying theme is the impact of globalization on how material culture reflects identity. In his introduction, Myers…  See more details below

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The diverse approaches to material culture presented in this collection of nine papers are reflected in the specialties of the contributors, who teach art history, anthropology, performance studies, and history at universities in the US and the UK. A unifying theme is the impact of globalization on how material culture reflects identity. In his introduction, Myers (anthropology, New York U.) provides an overview of recent work in the field that has changed notions of value and exchange. The papers consider topics in Mexico, Australia, and New Zealand, and on issues of aboriginal art and postcolonialism. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781930618060
Publisher:
School for Advanced Research Press
Publication date:
01/01/2002
Series:
School for Advanced Research Advanced Seminar Series
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface
1Introduction: The Empire of Things3
2Money Is No Object: Materiality, Desire, and Modernity in an Indonesian Society65
3Alienable Gifts and Inalienable Commodities91
4Elusive Property: The Personification of Mexican National Sovereignty119
5Appropriation/Appreciation: Settler Modernism in Australia and New Zealand139
6The Wizards of Oz: Nation, State, and the Production of Aboriginal Fine Art165
7Rights of Passage: On the Liminal Identity of Art in the Border Zone207
8The Object of Translation: Notes on "Art" and Autonomy in a Postcolonial Context233
9Reflections257
10Art and Material Culture: A Conversation with Annette Weiner269
References315
Index341

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