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The empire of things : regimes of value and material culture

Author: Fred R Myers
Publisher: Santa Fe, N.M. : School of American Research Press, 2001.
Series: School of American Research advanced seminar series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This text takes a fresh look at the relationship between material culture and exchange theory. It explores ways in which art objects are used to construct identity and cultural difference, and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Kongress
Congresses
Congrès
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Fred R Myers
ISBN: 1930618050 9781930618053 1930618069 9781930618060 0852559283 9780852559284 0852559275 9780852559277
OCLC Number: 46872286
Notes: Essays from an advanced seminar held at the School of American Research, Nov. 3-7, 1996.
Description: ix, 353 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Money is no object: materiality, desire, and modernity in an Indonesian society / Webb Keane --
Alienable gifts and inalienable commodities / Daniel Miller --
Elusive property: the personification of Mexican national sovereignty / Claudio Lomnitz --
Appropriation/appreciation: settler modernism in Australia and New Zealand / Nicholas Thomas --
The wizards of Oz: nation, state, and the production of aboriginal fine art / Fred R. Myers --
Rights of passage: on the liminal identity of art in the border zone / Christopher B. Steiner --
The object of translation: notes on "art" and autonomy in a postcolonial context / Annie E. Coombes --
Reflections / Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett --
Art and material culture: a conversation with Annette Weiner / Fred R. Myers and Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett.
Series Title: School of American Research advanced seminar series.
Responsibility: edited by Fred R. Myers.

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