Art in Small-Scale Societies Contemporary Readings

ISBN-10: 0130454516

ISBN-13: 9780130454515

Edition: 3rd 1993

Authors: Richard L. Anderson, Karen L. Field

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Each one of the 34 readings in this text is derived from rigorously collected field data, and addresses the major questions about art in small-scale societies: what does art do, what meanings does it convey, who makes it, how is it conceptualized by those who use it, and how does it change with the passage of time? Over 100 illustrations provide visual references and the text represents a wide variety of cultures, art forms (not only visual arts but performing arts as well), authorial voices, and theoretical models. For artists, sociologists, undergraduate and graduate readers.
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List price: $105.40
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 8/10/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 452
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Introductory Issues
In the Field: Mande Blacksmiths
A Fieldworker Initiation: African Rhythm and African Sensibilty
On Inter-cultural Translation
Art and Artists in Kwoma Society
The Functions of Art in Small-Scale Societies
Shell Ornaments of Malaitia
The Kites of Santiago Sacatepequez
The Social Fabric: Micronesian Textile Patterns and Social Order
Art and Political Process in the Cameroon Grassfields
Hierarchy in the Art of the Northern Tlingit
The Loom as a Sacred Power Object in Huichol Culture
Form and Meaning in Dogon Art
Yekuana Myths of the Origins of Artifacts
Humans and Animals in Benin Art
Learning to Be a Potter in Acatlan
The Relationship Between the Mbira Player and the Mbira
Artmanship in the Star Harbour Region
The Romance of Resistance: Tracing Transformations of Power through Bedouin Women
Navajo Sandpaintings: The Importance of Sex Roles in Craft Production
Master Carpenters Daughters: Women Artists of the Northwest Coast
Marginal Men: Male Artists Among the Shipibo Indians of Peru
The Psychology and Philosophy of Art
Artistic Expression and Creativity in Puerto Rican Possession Cults
Baule Statuary Art: Meaning and Modernization
Radiance from the Waters: Mende Feminine Beauty
Some Aspects of Yoruba Aesthetics
The Semiotical Geometry of Navajo Weaving
Art in Transition
Music and Dance of the Hawaiian and Hopi Peoples
Modern Hopi Painting
Round Houses: Mande-related Architecture in the Americas
Visions and Revisions: Tarajo Culture and the Tourist Gaze
Two Sorts of Aesthetic Contrast: Small-scale Versus Complex and Indigenous Versus Post-contact
New Directions: The Beholder Share
Artists in Liberia and the United States: A Comparative View
Images from Bamum: German Colonial Photography in Cameroon
Melville J. Herskovits and the Art of Ancient Dahomey
Art that Really Matters
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