Crafts in the World Market

Crafts in the World Market : The Impact of Global Exchange on Middle American Artisans

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The growing exchange of traditional craft objects in world markets has had a profound impact on the lives of the women and men who produce them. These essays describe how the flow of goods from the industrial centers of the world to the colonies in earlier centuries is now met by a reverse flow as consumers seek the exotic and unique objects of handicraft production in Third World countries. The book explores the paradox of how artisans continue to create traditional objects, yet new sources of wealth and intensified production are transforming their traditional lifeways in areas such as the Oaxaca Valley, the Yucatan, Highland Chiapas, and Guatemala.
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  • Paperback | 264 pages
  • 160.02 x 223.52 x 15.24mm | 385.55g
  • Albany, NY, United States
  • English
  • Total Illustrations: 0
  • 0791410625
  • 9780791410622