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The Messages of Tourist Art

An African Semiotic System in Comparative Perspective

The Messages of Tourist Art( )
Author: Jules-Rosette, Bennetta
Series title:Topics in Contemporary Semiotics Ser.
ISBN:978-1-4757-1829-4
Publication Date:Mar 2013
Publisher:Springer
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $99.00
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Tourist art may be a billion dollar business. Nevertheless, such art is despised. What is worse, the "bad" culture is seen as driving out the "good. " Commer#65533; cialization is assumed to destroy traditional arts and crafts, replacing them with junk. The process is seen as demeaning to artists in the traditional societies, who are seduced into a type of whoredom: unfeeling production of false beauty for money. The arts remain problematic for the social sciences. Sociology textbooks...
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Pages:266
Detailed Subjects: Art / History / General
Art / African
Art / Business Aspects
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.928 x 8.931 x 0.234 Inches
Book Weight:0.935 Pounds

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