A comprehensive introduction to the anthropology of the arts, this is the first textbook to go beyond visual art to cover the arts more broadly. Drawing together media such as painting, sound, performance, video, and film, it presents a clear overview of the cross-cultural human experience of art...Introducing students to the basics as well as the latest scholarship, the book features:.- 45 chapters which combine classic texts from anthropologists such as Pierre Bourdieu, Claude L.vi-Strauss, Margaret Mead, Bronislaw Malinowski, Alfred Gell, Franz Boas, and Mary Douglas with recent scholarship by George Marcus, Tim Ingold, Roger Sansi, Christopher Pinney, Georgina Born, and others.- Both theoretical and ethnographic readings, with coverage ranging from Bali, Papua New Guinea, Egypt, sub-Saharan Africa, Eastern Europe, and Australia to the United States.- Introductory materials, ethnographic exercises, further reading ideas, and alternative suggestions for navigating the content based on medium, geography, theory, or ethnography..Designed for classroom use, Anthropology of the Arts is invaluable for teaching and learning. Engaging and accessible, it is essential reading for students in anthropology of art, anthropology of design, anthropology of performance, and related courses.
This book is an unprecedented collection of 29 original essays by some of the world?s most distinguished scholars of Japan.
This volume contains contributions on the origin of the feminine gender and its relation to the collective in the Indo-European parent language. Particular attention is paid to the question whether original flexion or word formation categories are involved and if the used formative elements have a common origin. Der Band versammelt Beitrage zur Herausbildung des Genus Femininum und seinem Verhaltnis zum Kollektivum in der indogermanischen Grundsprache. Besondere Aufmerksamkeit wird der Frage gewidmet, ob es sich dabei um ursprungliche Flexions- oder Wortbildungskategorien handelt und die dazu verwendeten formativen Elemente gemeinsamen Ursprungs sind.
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