Art, Anthropology and the Gift

Bloomsbury Publishing
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In recent decades, the dialogue between art and anthropology has been both intense and controversial. Art, Anthropology and the Gift provides a much-needed and comprehensive overview of this dialogue, whilst also exploring the reciprocal nature of the two subjects through practice, theory and politics.

Fully engaging with anthropology and art theory, this book innovatively argues that art and anthropology don't just share methodologies, but also deeper intellectual, theoretical and even political concerns, inviting scholars and students alike to look at this contentious relationship in a more critical light. One of the central arguments of the book is that the problem of the 'gift' has been central to both anthropological and artistic practice. This very idea connects the different chapters on topics including aesthetics, politics, participation and fieldwork.
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About the author

Roger Sansi is Senior Lecturer in Anthropology at Goldsmiths, University of London, UK.
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Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing
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Published on
Nov 20, 2014
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Pages
200
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ISBN
9781472517067
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Language
English
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Genres
Art / Criticism & Theory
Social Science / Anthropology / General
Social Science / Sociology / General
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