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Crafting Tradition: The Making and Marketing of Oaxacan Wood Carvings

Crafting Tradition: The Making and Marketing of Oaxacan Wood Carvings

by Michael Chibnik


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ISBN-13: 9780292712485
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 05/28/2003
Series: Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Series in Latin American and Latino Art and Culture Series
Edition description: 1ST
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Michael Chibnik is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Iowa in Iowa City.

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Chapter 1. Introduction
  • Chapter 2. History of Oaxacan Wood Carving (1940-1985)
  • Chapter 3. Contemporary Wood Carving
  • Chapter 4. Wood-Carving Communities
  • Chapter 5. Economic Strategies
  • Chapter 6. Making Wood Carvings
  • Chapter 7. Global Markets and Local Work Organization
  • Chapter 8. Specializations
  • Chapter 9. How Artisans Attain Success
  • Chapter 10. Popular Journalism, Artistic Styles, and Economic Success
  • Chapter 11. Sales in Oaxaca
  • Chapter 12. Sales in the United States
  • Chapter 13. Conclusion
  • Epilogue
  • References Cited

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"It is hard for me to praise this book sufficiently. . . . It is a major contribution to the field of Oaxacan/Mexican studies, as well as economic anthropology and the study of tourism and crafts."

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