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Markets and cultural voices : liberty vs. power in the lives of Mexican Amate painters

Author: Tyler Cowen
Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©2005.
Series: Economics, cognition, and society.
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This intriguing work explores the world of three amate artists. A native tradition, all of their painting is done in Mexico, yet, the finished product is sold almost exclusively to wealthy American art buyers. Cowen examines this cultural interaction between Mexico and the United States to see how globalization shapes the lives and the work of the artists and their families. The story of these three artists reveals  Read more...
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Cowen, Tyler.
Markets and cultural voices.
Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©2005
(DLC) 2004017200
(OCoLC)56051127
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tyler Cowen
ISBN: 9780472024124 0472024124
OCLC Number: 652278894
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (x, 189 pages) : illustrations.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Early years and the quest for markets --
American discovery --
The lives today --
How the outside world shapes politics : public choice and local government.
Series Title: Economics, cognition, and society.
Responsibility: Tyler Cowen.
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This intriguing work explores the world of three amate artists. A native tradition, all of their painting is done in Mexico, yet, the finished product is sold almost exclusively to wealthy American art buyers. Cowen examines this cultural interaction between Mexico and the United States to see how globalization shapes the lives and the work of the artists and their families. The story of these three artists reveals that this exchange simultaneously creates economic opportunities for the artists, but has detrimental effects on the village. A view of the daily village life of three artists.

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