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The Trickster Shift

Humour and Irony in Contemporary Native Art

The Trickster Shift( )
Author: Ryan, Allan J.
ISBN:978-0-7748-0704-3
Publication Date:May 1999
Publisher:University of British Columbia Press
Book Format:Hardback
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Book Description:

Over the last 15 years, a select group of professionally trained and politically astute Canadian artists of Native ancestry have produced a compelling body of work that owes much of its power to a wry and ironic sense of humour rooted firmly in the oral tradition. More than a critical/political strategy, such humour reflects a widespread cultural and communal sensibility embodied in the mythical Native American Trickster. This book explores the influence of this comic spirit on the...
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Book Details
Pages:320
Detailed Subjects: Art / Native American
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):8 x 10 Inches
Book Weight:3.014 Pounds



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