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Art, anthropology and the gift

Author: Roger Sansi-Roca
Publisher: London ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Sansi-Roca, Roger.
Art, anthropology and the gift
(DLC) 2014014387
(OCoLC)858351350
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Sansi-Roca
ISBN: 9781472517074 1472517075 9781474214087 1474214088 1472517067 9781472517067
OCLC Number: 904694788
Description: 1 online resource (188 pages) : illustrations
Contents: 1. Introduction: After the Ethnographic Turn --
2. Art as Anthropology --
3. Traps and Devices --
4. Aesthetics and Politics --
5. Participation and the Gift --
6. Work and Life --
7. Fields and Labs --
8. Ethnography and Utopia.
Responsibility: Roger Sansi.
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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"--

"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, Art, Anthropology and the Gift 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. Each chapter is organized around an introductory case study or example, from which the author draws his theoretical discussion. Accessibly written, this is key reading for scholars and students in both fields"--

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"Sansi's book offers an excellent set of questions worthy of being studied in depth by all those interested in research and praxis in relation to participatory democracy and art theory. Each chapter Read more...

 
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