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Art, Ethnography and the Life of Objects


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Introduction 1. Encountering: ethnography, art and the reception of non-western objects 2. Classifying: the 'irritating' object and its disciplines 3. Collecting: fieldwork and its discontents 4. Mediating: ethnography through a lens and behind glass 5. Making: technologies of the surrealist object Bibliography Index

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Julia Kelly is Lecturer in Art History and Visual Studies at the University of Manchester


. broadens the discussion to include Marcel Mauss and Henri Hubert's brilliant 'General Theory of Magic'. There is also close focus on technique. Kelly undertakes close readings of western works ethnographically. She also builds a series of pointers to then-and-now thinking on art and social agency that could notably refresh contemporary discussion. Ian Hunt, Art Monthly -- .

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