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The predicament of culture : twentieth-century ethnography, literature, and art

Author: James Clifford
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1988.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Clifford, James, 1945-
Predicament of culture.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1988
(OCoLC)568570862
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James Clifford
ISBN: 0674698428 9780674698420 0674698436 9780674698437 0674008553 9780674008557 067400860X 9780674008601
OCLC Number: 16685254
Description: xii, 381 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The pure products go crazy --
On ethnographic authority --
Power and dialogue in ethnography: Marcel Griaule's initiation --
On ethnographic self-fashioning: Conrad and Malinowski --
On ethnographic surrealism --
A poetics of displacement: Victor Segalen --
Tell about your trip: Michel Leiris --
A politics of neologism: Aimé Césaire --
The jardin des plantes: postcards --
Histories of the tribal and the modern --
On collecting art and culture --
On Orientalism --
Identity in Mashpee.
Responsibility: James Clifford.

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