Art in Small Scale Societies

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This volume gives important insights into art as an aesthetically powerful artifact that plays a vital role in the social, intellectual and affective lives of the people who make and use it. Based on field studies of hunter-gatherer, horticultural and pastoral peoples, it provides an account of questions regarding art in its cultural context. This third edition includes many new illustrations and an updated guide to additional reading in each chapter.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 452 pages
  • 180 x 230 x 32mm | 839.16g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • Englewood Cliffs, NJ, United States
  • English
  • Facsimile
  • Revised ed.
  • 0130454516
  • 9780130454515

Table of contents

1. Introductory Issues. Patrick R. McNaughton, In the Field: Mande Blacksmiths. John Miller Chernoff,A Fieldworker Initiation: African Rhythm and African Sensibilty. Charles Keil, On Inter-cultural Translation. Christian Kaufmann,Art and Artists in Kwoma Society. 2.The Functions of Art in Small-Scale Societies. Kay Bauman, Shell Ornaments of Malaitia. Kenneth W. Smith, The Kites of Santiago Sacatepequez. Donald H. Rubinstein, The Social Fabric: Micronesian Textile Patterns and Social Order. Christraud M. Geary,Art and Political Process in the Cameroon Grassfields. 3.Symbolism. Aldona Jonaitis,Hierarchy in the Art of the Northern Tlingit. Stacy B. Schaefer, The Loom as a Sacred Power Object in Huichol Culture. Barbara DeMott, Form and Meaning in Dogon Art. David M. Guss, Yekuana Myths of the Origins of Artifacts. Paula Girshick Ben Amos, Humans and Animals in Benin Art. 4. Artists. Louana M. Lackey, Learning to Be a Potter in Acatlan. Paul F. Berliner, The Relationship Between the Mbira Player and the Mbira. Sidney M. Mead, Artmanship in the Star Harbour Region. Lila Abu-Lughod, The Romance of Resistance: Tracing Transformations of Power through Bedouin Women. Nancy J. Parezo, Navajo Sandpaintings: The Importance of Sex Roles in Craft Production. Margaret Blackman, Master Carpenters Daughters: Women Artists of the Northwest Coast. Peter G. Roe, Marginal Men: Male Artists Among the Shipibo Indians of Peru. 5.The Psychology and Philosophy of Art. Joan D. Koss, Artistic Expression and Creativity in Puerto Rican Possession Cults. Philip L. Ravenhill, Baule Statuary Art: Meaning and Modernization. Sylvia Ardyn Boone, Radiance from the Waters: Mende Feminine Beauty. Babatunde Lawal, Some Aspects of Yoruba Aesthetics. Gary Witherspoon, The Semiotical Geometry of Navajo Weaving. 6.Art in Transition. Joann W. Kealiinohomoku, Music and Dance of the Hawaiian and Hopi Peoples. J.J. Brody,Modern Hopi Painting. Robert Farris Thompson, Round Houses: Mande-related Architecture in the Americas. Toby Alice Volkman, Visions and Revisions: Tarajo Culture and the Tourist Gaze. Richard L. Anderson, Two Sorts of Aesthetic Contrast: Small-scale Versus Complex and Indigenous Versus Post-contact. 7.New Directions: The Beholder Share. Karen L. Field, Artists in Liberia and the United States: A Comparative View. Christraud M. Geary, Images from Bamum: German Colonial Photography in Cameroon. Suzanne Preston Blier, Melville J. Herskovits and the Art of Ancient Dahomey. Richard L. Anderson, Art that Really Matters.show more

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