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Predicament of Culture by James Clifford

Predicament of Culture - Book

- Twentieth-Century Ethnography, Literature, and Art

About Predicament of Culture

Clifford offers 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, Clifford shows authoritative accounts of other ways of life to be contingent fictions, now actively contested in postcolonial contexts.

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  • Language:
  • English
  • ISBN:
  • 9780674698437
  • Binding:
  • Paperback
  • Pages:
  • 398
  • Published:
  • May 18, 1988
  • Dimensions:
  • 235x153x25 mm.
  • Weight:
  • 614 g.
  • £30.49
  • £1.99
  • 2-4 weeks
  • May 6, 2021
Description of Predicament of Culture
Clifford offers 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, Clifford shows authoritative accounts of other ways of life to be contingent fictions, now actively contested in postcolonial contexts.
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