Native America Collected : The Culture of an Art World

Native America Collected : The Culture of an Art World

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 184 p.
  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9780826321749
  • DDC分類 381.457040397073

Full Description

"I argue for a history of Native American art that is politically informed," Margaret Dubin writes, "and for a criticism of contemporary Native American fine arts that is historically founded." Integrating ethnography, discourse analysis, and social theory in a careful mapping of the Native American art world, this insightful new study explores the landscape of 'intercultural spaces' -- the physical and philosophical arenas in which art collectors, anthropologists, artists, historians, curators, and critics struggle to control the movement and meaning of art objects created by Native Americans. Dubin examines the ideas and interactions involved in contemporary collecting, in particular, to understand how marketplace demands have homogenised Western perceptions of 'authentic' Native American art. In doing so, she reveals the power relations of an art world in which Native American artists work within and against a larger system that seeks to control people by manipulating objects.

Table of Contents

        Illustrations                              vii
Introduction 1 (10)
Objects Desired: A History of Collecting 11 (16)
Commodities Controlled: Legislating the Trade 27 (22)
of Native American Art
Collectors: Charity, Empathy, Matching the 49 (16)
Artists: Selling Paintings, Dispelling 65 (18)
Museums and the Politics of Cultural Authority 83 (18)
Sanctioned Scribes: How Critics, Curators, 101(24)
and Scholars Write the Native American Art
Collecting/Being Collected: The Language of 125(22)
Cultural Difference
Epilogue: Reflections on Fieldwork 147(6)
Notes 153(16)
Works Cited 169(10)
Index 179