The Traffic in Culture: Refiguring Art and Anthropology

The Traffic in Culture: Refiguring Art and Anthropology

by George E. Marcus
     
 

"The Traffic in Culture takes us along exciting new avenues in the investigation of art and society, global encounter, and the marketing of culture. These essays will become required reading to scholars in fields as diverse as art history, anthropology, sociology, and cultural studies."—Suzanne Preston Blier, Harvard University

"These essays break new

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"The Traffic in Culture takes us along exciting new avenues in the investigation of art and society, global encounter, and the marketing of culture. These essays will become required reading to scholars in fields as diverse as art history, anthropology, sociology, and cultural studies."—Suzanne Preston Blier, Harvard University

"These essays break new ground in charting out a critical ethnography of art. They address the complexities of cultural difference while ceasing to respect the boundary between 'Western' and 'non-Western' art which has defined the scope of the anthropology of art for too long. This is contemporary critical anthropology at its best."—Nicholas Thomas, Australian National University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520088467
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
12/21/1995
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
6.28(w) x 9.24(h) x 1.24(d)

Meet the Author

George E. Marcus is Professor of Anthropology at Rice University and the coeditor (with James Clifford) of Writing Culture: The Poetics and Politics of Ethnography (California, 1986). Fred R. Myers is Professor of Anthropology at New York University and author of Pintupi Country, Pintupi Self: Sentiment, Place, and Politics among Western Desert Aborigines (California, 1991).

Table of Contents

Fred R. Myers, Representing Culture: The Production of Discourse for Aboriginal Acylic Paintings
Steve Feld, From Schizophonia to Schismogenesis:The Discourses and Practices of World Music and World Beat
Lynn Hart, Three Walls: Regional Aesthetics and the International Art World
Christopher B. Steiner, The Art of the Trade: On the Creation of Value and Authenticity in the African Art Market
Molly H. Mullin, The Patronage of Difference: Making
Indian Art "Art, Not Ethnology"
George E. Marcus, The Power of Contemporary Work in an American Art Tradition to Illuminate its Own Power Relations
Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, Confusing Pleasures
Judith L. Goldstein, The Female Aesthetic Community
Nancy Sullivan,
Inside Trading: Postmodernism and the Social Drama of Sunflowers in the 1980s Art World
Carol S. Vance, Four Essays
Hal Foster, The Artist as Ethnographer?

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