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Predicament of Culture: Twentieth-Century Ethnography, Literature, and Art - Clifford, James
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The Predicament of Culture is a critical ethnography of the West in its changing relations with other societies. Analyzing cultural practices such as anthropology, travel writing, collecting, and museum displays of tribal art, James Clifford shows authoritative accounts of other ways of life to be contingent fictions, now actively contested in post-colonial contexts. His critique raises questions of global significance: Who has the authority to speak for any group's identity and authenticity? What are the essential elements ...

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Predicament of Culture: Twentieth-Century Ethnography, Literature, and Art 1988, Harvard University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780674698437

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The Predicament of Culture: Twentieth-Century Ethnography, Literature, and Art, 1988, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA

ISBN-13: 9780674698420

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