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Fully engaging with anthropology and art theory, this book innovatively argues that art and anthropology don’t just share methodologies, but also deeper intellectual, theoretical and even political concerns, inviting scholars and students ...

Author: Roger Sansi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000189636

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

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In recent decades, the dialogue between art and anthropology has been both intense and controversial. Art, Anthropology and the Gift provides a much-needed and comprehensive overview of this dialogue, whilst also exploring the reciprocal nature of the two subjects through practice, theory and politics. Fully engaging with anthropology and art theory, this book innovatively argues that art and anthropology don’t just share methodologies, but also deeper intellectual, theoretical and even political concerns, inviting scholars and students alike to look at this contentious relationship in a more critical light. One of the central arguments of the book is that the problem of the ‘gift’ has been central to both anthropological and artistic practice. This very idea connects the different chapters on topics including aesthetics, politics, participation and fieldwork.
2020-05-18 By Roger Sansi



ISBN: OCLC:1051972035



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2016 By

Writing on Art, Anthropology and the Gift, Roger Sansi discusses some of the
implications of the gift in Mauss and later anthropologists' work. The idea that '
one gives one's self while giving' (Mauss, 2002:227) is interesting in the context
of not ...

Author: Ray Lucas

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474241526

Category: Architecture

Page: 264

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What can architects learn from anthropologists? This is the central question examined in Anthropology for Architects – a survey and exploration of the ideas which underpin the correspondence between contemporary social anthropology and architecture. The focus is on architecture as a design practice. Rather than presenting architectural artefacts as objects of the anthropological gaze, the book foregrounds the activities and aims of architects themselves. It looks at the choices that designers have to make – whether engaging with a site context, drawing, modelling, constructing, or making a post-occupancy analysis – and explores how an anthropological view can help inform design decisions. Each chapter is arranged around a familiar building type (including the studio, the home, markets, museums, and sacred spaces), in each case showing how anthropology can help designers to think about the social life of buildings at an appropriate scale: that of the individual life-worlds which make up the everyday lives of a building's users. Showing how anthropology offers an invaluable framework for thinking about complex, messy, real-world situations, the book argues that, ultimately, a truly anthropological architecture offers the potential for a more socially informed, engaged and sensitive architecture which responds more directly to people's needs. Based on the author's experience teaching as well as his research into anthropology by way of creative practice, this book will be directly applicable to students and researchers in architecture, landscape, urban design, and design anthropology, as well as to architectural professionals.
2020-02-06 By Ray Lucas

See also Edwards, “Beyond the Boundary,” for an exploration of the contributions
art photography might be able to make to anthropology as the established and
traditional documentary modes of anthropological photography are increasingly ...

Author: Shamoon Zamir

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9781469611761

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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Edward S. Curtis's The North American Indian is the most ambitious photographic and ethnographic record of Native American cultures ever produced. Published between 1907 and 1930 as a series of twenty volumes and portfolios, the work contains more than two thousand photographs intended to document the traditional culture of every Native American tribe west of the Mississippi. Many critics have claimed that Curtis's images present Native peoples as a "vanishing race," hiding both their engagement with modernity and the history of colonial violence. But in this major reappraisal of Curtis's work, Shamoon Zamir argues instead that Curtis's photography engages meaningfully with the crisis of culture and selfhood brought on by the dramatic transformations of Native societies. This crisis is captured profoundly, and with remarkable empathy, in Curtis's images of the human face. Zamir also contends that we can fully understand this achievement only if we think of Curtis's Native subjects as coauthors of his project. This radical reassessment is presented as a series of close readings that explore the relationship of aesthetics and ethics in photography. Zamir's richly illustrated study resituates Curtis's work in Native American studies and in the histories of photography and visual anthropology.
2014-08-14 By Shamoon Zamir

Parry, Jonathan (1986), 'The Gift, the Indian Gift and the “Indian Gift” '. Man (n.s.),
21: 453–73. Paz, Octavio (1967), The Labyrinth of Solitude: Life and Thought in
Mexico, tr. Lysander Kemp, London: Allen Lane/Penguin Press. Perez-Castro ...

Author: Joy Adapon

Publisher: Berg

ISBN: 9781847886064

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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Culinary Art and Anthropology is an anthropological study of food. It focuses on taste and flavour using an original interpretation of Alfred Gell's theory of the 'art nexus'. Grounded in ethnography, it explores the notion of cooking as an embodied skill and artistic practice. The integral role and concept of 'flavour' in everyday life is examined among cottage industry barbacoa makers in Milpa Alta, an outer district of Mexico City. Women's work and local festive occasions are examined against a background of material on professional chefs who reproduce 'traditional' Mexican cooking in restaurant settings. Including recipes to allow readers to practise the art of Mexican cooking, Culinary Art and Anthropology offers a sensual, theoretically sophisticated model for understanding food anthropologically. It will appeal to social scientists, food lovers, and those interested in the growing fields of food studies and the anthropology of the senses.
2008-08-01 By Joy Adapon

Starting with the premise that the work of art is a gift and not a commodity, this revolutionary book ranges across anthropology, literature, economics, and psychology to show how the 'commerce of the creative spirit' functions in the lives ...

Author: Lewis Hyde


ISBN: IND:30000078376161

Category: Art and society

Page: 327

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Starting with the premise that the work of art is a gift and not a commodity, this revolutionary book ranges across anthropology, literature, economics, and psychology to show how the 'commerce of the creative spirit' functions in the lives of artists and in culture as a whole.
1999 By Lewis Hyde

The conceptual framework of the gift as first elaborated in the field of
anthropology thus opens up broad avenues of art historical study. While a single
unified theory cannot adequately capture the complexity of individual objects and

Author: Cecily J. Hilsdale

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107729384

Category: History

Page: 432

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The Late Byzantine period (1261–1453) is marked by a paradoxical discrepancy between economic weakness and cultural strength. The apparent enigma can be resolved by recognizing that later Byzantine diplomatic strategies, despite or because of diminishing political advantage, relied on an increasingly desirable cultural and artistic heritage. This book reassesses the role of the visual arts in this era by examining the imperial image and the gift as reconceived in the final two centuries of the Byzantine Empire. In particular it traces a series of luxury objects created specifically for diplomatic exchange with such courts as Genoa, Paris and Moscow alongside key examples of imperial imagery and ritual. By questioning how political decline refigured the visual culture of empire, Dr Hilsdale offers a more nuanced and dynamic account of medieval cultural exchange that considers the temporal dimensions of power and the changing fates of empires.
2014-02-20 By Cecily J. Hilsdale

The value of the gift of Mr. Valentine , his fifty - five in number and variety , $ 55 ;
125 varieties of Canadian brother and ... more especially upon art , anthropology
In connection with Mr. Klackner's publications , it is worth recalling and history ...

Author: Alfred Trumble


ISBN: UOM:39015011429928

Category: Art


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1891 By Alfred Trumble

hyper-reality of symbolic exchange develops out of an early reading of gift
economics in which he asserts the need to 'play ... world, where Lewis Hyde's
Mauss-inspired bestseller, The Gift, has left a lasting and public contribution to
the history of art, ... Both volumes capture the explosion of interest generated by
the intersection of anthropology with contemporary philosophical and theoretical

Author: Gerald Moore

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748688272

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

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Gerald Moore shows how the problematic of the gift drives and illuminates the last century of French philosophy. By tracing the creation of the gift as a concept, from its origins in philosophy and the social sciences, right up to the present, Moore shows
2011-04-24 By Gerald Moore

... patterns are sometimes mentioned by name , and textiles appear in specific
social contexts , such as at dances and — most significantly and familiarly from
other Indonesian societies — as part of the gift exchange associated with
marriage .

Author: Jeremy Coote

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198279450

Category: Mathematics

Page: 281

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This collection of essays on anthropological approaches to art and aesthetics is the first in its field to be published for some time. In recent years a number of new galleries of non-Western art have been opened, many exhibitions of non-Western art held, and new courses in the anthropologyof art established. This collection is part of and complements these developments, contributing to the general resurgence of interest in what has been until recently a comparatively neglected field of academic study and intellectual debate.Unlike many previous collections, the focus of this volume is resolutely anthropological. The contributors draw on contemporary anthropological theory and exchange, to deepen our understanding of particular aesthetic traditions in their socio-cultural and historical contexts. In addition, thecross-cultural applicability of the very concepts 'art' and 'aesthetics' is assessed.Each essay illustrates a specific approach and develops a particular argument. Many present new ethnography based on recent field research among Australian Aborigines, in New Guinea, Indonesia, Mexico, and elsewhere. Others draw on classic anthropological accounts of, for example, the TrobriandIslanders of Melanesia and the Nuer of the Southern Sudan, putting this material to new uses.Sir Raymond Firth's introductory overview of the history of the anthropological study of art makes this volume particularly useful for the non-specialist interested in learning what anthropology has to contribute to our understanding of art and aesthetics in general.With its wide geographical and cultural coverage and plentiful illustrations, many of which are in colour, Anthropology, Art, and Aesthetics will be a valuable resource for all serious students of the subject.
1992 By Jeremy Coote

Palm Desert , CA : Desert - Southwest Publications . Mera , H . P . 1947 Navajo
Textile Arts . Santa Fe : Laboratory of Anthropology . Inc . ( Peregrine Smith , Inc .
edition , 1975 . ) Reichard , Gladys A . 1936 The Navajo Shepherd and Weaver .

Author: University of Pennsylvania. University Museum


ISBN: STANFORD:36105040978509

Category: Indian textile fabrics

Page: 48

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"In preparing this publication, the intention was that it serve not only as an accompaniment to the symposium 'Southwestern Textiles: The Navajo Tradition' held at the University Museum, University of Pennsylvania, but that it define the scope of the Museum's holdings of Southwestern textiles, which remain relatively unknown to the public. Information regarding the size, range, and historical background of the collection should prove to be useful to scholars, weavers, and collectors. This collection comprises textiles woven by Navajo Indians, Pueblo Indians from both New Mexico and northeastern Arizona, and Spanish colonists who settled in the Rio Grande Valley of New Mexico. Also included are Saltillo sarapes produced in the general region of the town of Saltillo in northern Mexico."--Introduction.

Profound Disability, Theological Anthropology, and Ethics Hans S. Reinders. 7. ...
suggests that many persons with disabilities participating in that culture
apparently do not mind being among themselves with their own art, music,
literature, etc.

Author: Hans S. Reinders

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802862327

Category: Religion

Page: 404

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Does what we are capable of doing define us as human beings? If this basic anthropological assumption is true, where can that leave those with intellectual disabilities, unable to accomplish the things that we propose give us our very humanity? Hans Reinders here makes an unusual claim about unusual people: those who are profoundly disabled are people just like the rest of us. He acknowledges that, at first glance, this is not an unusual claim given the steps taken within the last few decades to bring the rights of those with disabilities into line with the rights of the mainstream. But, he argues, that cannot be the end of the matter, because the disabled are human beings before they are citizens. "To live a human life properly," he says, "they must not only be included in our institutions and have access to our public spaces; they must also be included in other people's lives, not just by natural necessity but by choice." Receiving the Gift of Friendship consists of three parts: (1) Profound Disability, (2) Theology, and (3) Ethics. Overturning the "commonsense" view of human beings, Reinders's argument for a paradigm shift in our relation to people with disabilities is founded on a groundbreaking philosophical-theological consideration of humanity and of our basic human commonality. Moreover, Reinders gives his study human vividness and warmth with stories of the profoundly disabled from his own life and from the work of Jean Vanier and Henri Nouwen in L'Arche communities.
2008-04-14 By Hans S. Reinders

Henry Johnstone once defined rhetoric as the art of getting attention (1990, 334).
... My use of “gift” here draws broadly from work in anthropology and philosophy
on “the gift” starting with Marcel Mauss's groundbreaking anthropological work ...

Author: Gerard A. Hauser

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 0271045612

Category: Philosophy


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2010-11-01 By Gerard A. Hauser

University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Contributors Elizabeth
Netto Calil Zarur received her Ph.D. in the history of art from the University of
Georgia at Athens in 1989, concentrating on the Pre- and Post- columbian
periods in ...

Author: Ruben E. Reina

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

ISBN: 092417112X

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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Presenting 10 essays by experts in the fields of anthropology, ethnography, and ornithology on the native peoples of South America and their use of birds, this volume offers a fascinating view into the lives and customs of some of the indigenous peoples living in the rainforest and coastal areas of Brazil and Peru. This book includes color photographs of South American natives in festival and ritual celebrations and everyday activities, along with spectacular objects of featherwork, textiles, and pottery. Contributors: Ruben E. Reina, Kenneth M. Kensinger, Kay L. Candler, Virginia Greene, Elizabeth Netto Calil Zarur, Catherine V. Howard, Patricia J. Lyon, Jon F. Pressman, Peter T. Turst, and Mark Robbins. University Museum Monograph, 75
1991-01-01 By Ruben E. Reina

A fun practice is to title pieces as they might be titled in a magical museum of
anthropology or archaeology. ... It's fine to present the gift with an oral
explanation of its title, inspiration, purpose, and instructions, but always include
the card as well ...

Author: Tom Crockett

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 9780307481689

Category: Self-Help

Page: 272

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A fresh new approach to tapping into our own creativity, using the images and artifacts of our dreams. Getting inspired is one of the toughest parts of being an artist, whether we're a beginner or a seasoned professional. But as Tom Crockett shows us in this new book, finding ideas for our artwork is easier than we think. By simply exploring the images of our sleeping and waking dream states, we can discover a wealth of ideas and inspiration that are more authentic and powerful because they reveal our underlying spiritual self. Recognizing the importance of allowing our spiritual side to infuse our art and the fulfillment this can bring, Tom Crockett has created a program to teach us all, no matter what level of artistic experience we have, how to bring art and spirit into one. The four different types of creative expression Crockett has identified--Finding, Arranging, Altering, and Making--open up artistic options for everyone, even for those of us who cannot yet imagine that we have the ability to create art. Filled with personal anecdotes from the author's creativity workshops and practical, easy-to-implement advice for tapping into our hidden creativity, The Artist Inside teaches us: how to access the dreaming world to heighten creativity that we can create in each piece of artwork a temporary home for the spirit how creating a spiritual path can energize us and increase our intuitive capacity When the process of making art is guided by the inner vision of our sleeping and waking dream states, we connect with something larger than ourselves and rediscover that creativity can be both a spiritual path and an important life tool.
2009-04-22 By Tom Crockett

Layton, B. (2003), 'Art and agency: a reassessment', Journal of the Royal
Anthropological Institute, 9(3): 447–64. Lewis, P. ... New York: G. Braziller, in
association with the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Mauss, M. (1990), The Gift.
London: ...

Author: Matei Candea

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135998707

Category: History

Page: 304

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The social sciences and humanities are now being swept by a Tardean revival, a rediscovery and reappraisal of the work of this truly unique thinker, for whom ‘everything is a society and every science a sociology’. Tarde is being brought forward as the misrecognised forerunner of a post-Durkheimian era. Reclaimed from a century of near-oblivion, his sociology has been linked to Foucaultian microphysics of power, to Deleuze's philosophy of difference, and most recently to the spectrum of approaches related to Actor Network Theory. In this connection, Bruno Latour hailed Tarde’s sociology as "an alternative beginning for an alternative social science". This volume asks what such an alternative social science might look like.
2010-02-25 By Matei Candea

The potency of gift exchanges as constitutive features of social reproduction in
Melanesian societies arises , not from the fact that ' the gift ' expresses some
Platonic Essence of sociable conduct , but precisely from the ambiguity of the gift

Author: Alfred Gell

Publisher: Berg Publishers

ISBN: 0485195674

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

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The Art of Anthropology collects together the most influential of Gell's writings, which span the past two decades, with a new introductory chapter written by Gell. The essays vividly demonstrate Gell's theoretical and empirical interests and his distinctive contribution to several key areas of current anthropological enquiry. A central theme of the essays is Gel's highly original exploration of diagrammatic imagery as the site where social relations and cognitive processes converge and crystallise. Gell tracks this imagery across studies of tribal market transactions, dance forms, the iconicity of language and his most recent and groundbreaking analyses of artworks. Written with Gell's characteristic fluidity and grace and generously illustrated with Gell's original drawings and diagrams, the book will interest art historians, sociologists and geographers no less than anthropologists, challenging, as it does, established ideas about exchange, representation, aesthetics, cognition and spatial and temporal processes.
1999-01-01 By Alfred Gell

Thinking about silat in terms of art led me to read Gell's Anthropology of Art, a title
that suggested to me the possibility for ... (commodity fetishism), and citing Mauss
(the gift), Gell (1998: 18–21) steps beyond rationalism to say that art objects, ...

Author: Douglas S. Farrer

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402093562

Category: Social Science

Page: 311

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This is the first in-depth study of the Malay martial art, silat, and the first ethnographic account of the Haqqani Islamic Sufi Order. Drawing on 12 years of research and practice, the author provides a major contribution to the study of Malay culture.
2009-06-05 By Douglas S. Farrer

After undertaking an in-depth critical analysis of the anthropological assumptions
upon which the two classical conceptions are grounded, Ide proposes an original
approach to the concept of health based on an anthropology and ontology of the
gift'. His main ... health, Ide suggests that the intrinsic dynamism of the human
body are the main cause of recovery, while the medical art plays an adjuvant role

Author: Paulina Taboada

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401725705

Category: Philosophy

Page: 262

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Besides offering a critical analysis of the WHO definition and a review of both ancient and contemporary conceptions of health, the cooperative effort of physicians and philosophers presented in this book works through the challenges which any definition of health faces, if it is to be both truly personalist, and at the same time operational. The overall purpose of this book is to capture the essentials of human health and to propose the outlines for a personalist understanding of this concept, i.e., a conception that does justice to the personal nature of human beings by introducing dimensions that are essential to personal life and well-being, such as the realms of rationality, affectivity and freedom, the realms of meaning, values, morality, and spirituality, the realms of social and interpersonal relations.
2013-03-14 By Paulina Taboada

An Introduction to Critical Theories of the Gift Karen Sykes. University of
California ... Benjamin,W. (1973 [1955]) 'The work of art in the age of mechanical
reproduction', in Illuminations, New York: Shocken: 217–53. Foucault, M. (1972)
The ...

Author: Karen Sykes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134523498

Category: Social Science

Page: 244

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Arguing with Anthropology is a fresh and wholly original guide to key elements in anthropology, which teaches the ability to think, write and argue critically. Using the classic 'question of the gift' as a master-issue for discussion, and drawing on a rich variety of Pacific and global ethnography, it provides a unique course in methods, aims, knowledge, and understanding. The book's highly original hypothetical approach takes gift-theory - the science of obligation and reciprocity - as the paradigm for a virtual enquiry which explores how the anthropological discipline has evolved historically, how it is applied in practice and how it can be argued with critically. By asking students to participate in projected situations and dilemmas, and in arguments about the form and nature of enquiry, it offers working practice of dealing with the obstacles and choices involved in anthropological study. * From an expert teacher whose methods are tried and tested * Comprehensive and fun course ideal for intermediate-level students * Clearly defines the functions of anthropology, and its key theories and arguments * Effectively teaches core study skills for exam success and progressive learning.
2004-03-01 By Karen Sykes

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