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Masks and masking : faces of tradition and belief worldwide

Author: Gary Edson
Publisher: Jefferson, NC : McFarland & Co., Publishers, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
This book provides a comprehensive understanding of the mask as a powerful cultural phenomenon.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gary Edson
ISBN: 9780786445783 0786445785 9781476612331 1476612331
OCLC Number: 318421080
Description: 259 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Symbolic mutilation --
Substitute faces --
Cultural signs --
Ingenious expression --
Masks, magic, and power --
Mystic assumptions --
Masks as communal symbols --
Masks as couriers of myths --
Shape-shifting faces --
Somatic metamorphosis --
Dramatic apparitions --
Masking the other face.
Responsibility: Gary Edson.


For at least 20,000 years, masking has been a mark of cultural evolution and an indication of magical-religious sophistication in society. Placing the mask in the broader context of the evolution of  Read more...


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