Tattoos Desire and Violence

Tattoos  Desire and Violence
Author: Karin Beeler
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2015-01-27
ISBN: 9780786482535
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tattoos Desire and Violence Book Excerpt:

Whether they graphically depict an individual’s or a community’s beliefs, express the defiance of authority, or brand marginalized groups, tattoos are a means of interpersonal communication that dates back thousands of years. Evidence of the tattoo’s place in today’s popular culture is all around—in advertisements, on the stereotypical outlaw character in films and television, in supermarket machines that dispense children’s wash-away tattoos, and even in the production of a tattooed Barbie doll. This book explores the tattoo’s role, primarily as an emblem of resistance and marginality, in recent literature, film, and television. The association of tattoos with victims of the Holocaust, slaves, and colonized peoples; with gangs, inmates, and other marginalized groups; and the connection of the tattoo narrative to desire and violence are discussed at length.

Atlas of World Art

Atlas of World Art
Author: John Onians
Publsiher: Laurence King Publishing
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2004
ISBN: 1856693775
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Atlas of World Art Book Excerpt:

Combines a survey of world art with maps showing the associations and dissemination of culture across the globe.

New Zealand Sculpture

New Zealand Sculpture
Author: Michael Dunn
Publsiher: Auckland University Press
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2002
ISBN: 1869402774
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Zealand Sculpture Book Excerpt:

The book includes a general bibliography and reading lists for each major artist.

Carved Histories

Carved Histories
Author: Roger Neich
Publsiher: Auckland University Press
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2001
ISBN: 9781869402570
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Carved Histories Book Excerpt:

In this book Roger Neich follows his earlier study, Painted Histories, with an account and analysis of the major tradition of Maori woodcarving. The Ngati Tarawhai woodcarvers of the Rotorua district have maintained a continuous distinctive style of carving from pre-European times to the present day. As the most prolific and one of the most influential schools of Maori carvers in New Zealand, they have played a critical role in the whole modern history of the development and survival of Maori carving. With the establishment of the government-sponsored Rotorua School of Maori Art in 1928, it was a Ngati Tarawhai carver, Eramiha Kapua, who became the main tutor and helped his traditional tribal art to make the transition into a modern 'national' art.

Rautahi The Maoris of New Zealand

Rautahi  The Maoris of New Zealand
Author: Joan Metge
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2013-09-13
ISBN: 1136548165
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rautahi The Maoris of New Zealand Book Excerpt:

A comprehensive study of the Maori in New Zealand, this book covers Maori history and culture, language and art and includes chapters on the following: · Basic concepts in Maori culture · Land · Kinship · Education · Association · Leadership & social control · The Marae · Hui · Maori and Pakeha · Maori spelling and pronunciation There is an extensive glossary, bibliography and index. First published in 1967. This edition reprints the revised edition of 1976.

The Art of Clothing A Pacific Experience

The Art of Clothing  A Pacific Experience
Author: Susan Kuchler,Graeme Were
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2014-05-22
ISBN: 1134056583
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of Clothing A Pacific Experience Book Excerpt:

The Art of Clothing: A Pacific Experience is a collection of richly textured and tremendously engaging empirical studies of cloth and clothing in colonial and post-colonial Pacific contexts. By challenging readers to reconsider the very nature of the materiality of clothing, the editors productively situate this volume at the intersection of a number of ongoing interdisciplinary projects that are coalescing around an interest in cloth and clothing. The book as a whole speaks lucidly to issues of current concern in a wide range of academic fields - including cultural studies, material culture, Pacific history, art history, history of religions, and museum studies.

World Art

World Art
Author: Ben Burt
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2020-07-12
ISBN: 1000181677
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World Art Book Excerpt:

What do we mean by 'art'? As a category of objects, the concept belongs to a Western cultural tradition, originally European and now increasingly global, but how useful is it for understanding other traditions? To understand art as a universal human value, we need to look at how the concept was constructed in order to reconstruct it through an understanding of the wider world. Western art values have a pervasive influence upon non-Western cultures and upon Western attitudes to them. This innovative yet accessible new text explores the ways theories of art developed as Western knowledge of the world expanded through exploration and trade, conquest, colonisation and research into other cultures, present and past. It considers the issues arising from the historical relationships which brought diverse artistic traditions together under the influence of Western art values, looking at how art has been used by colonisers and colonised in the causes of collecting and commerce, cultural hegemony and autonomous identities.World Art questions conventional Western assumptions of art from an anthropological perspective which allows comparison between cultures. It treats art as a property of artefacts rather than a category of objects, reclaiming the idea of 'world art' from the 'art world'. This book is essential reading for all students on anthropology of art courses as well as students of museum studies and art history, based on a wide range of case studies and supported by learning features such as annotated further reading and chapter opening summaries.

The Circle the Spiral

The Circle   the Spiral
Author: Eva Rask Knudsen
Publsiher: Rodopi
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9789042010581
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Circle the Spiral Book Excerpt:

In Aboriginal and Māori literature, the circle and the spiral are the symbolic metaphors for a never-ending journey of discovery and rediscovery. The journey itself, with its indigenous perspectives and sense of orientation, is the most significant act of cultural recuperation. The present study outlines the fields of indigenous writing in Australia and New Zealand in the crucial period between the mid-1980s and the early 1990s - particularly eventful years in which postcolonial theory attempted to 'centre the margins' and indigenous writers were keen to escape the particular centering offered in search of other positions more in tune with their creative sensibilities. Indigenous writing relinquished its narrative preference for social realism in favour of traversing old territory in new spiritual ways; roots converted into routes. Standard postcolonial readings of indigenous texts often overwrite the 'difference' they seek to locate because critical orthodoxy predetermines what 'difference' can be. Critical evaluations still tend to eclipse the ontological grounds of Aboriginal and Māori traditions and specific ways of moving through and behaving in cultural landscapes and social contexts. Hence the corrective applied in Circles and Spirals - to look for locally and culturally specific tracks and traces that lead in other directions than those catalogued by postcolonial convention. This agenda is pursued by means of searching enquiries into the historical, anthropological, political and cultural determinants of the present state of Aboriginal and Māori writing (principally fiction). Independent yet interrelated exemplary analyses of works by Keri Hulme and Patricia Grace and Mudrooroo and Sam Watson (Australia) provided the 'thick description' that illuminates the author's central theses, with comparative side-glances at Witi Ihimaera, Heretaunga Pat Baker and Alan Duff (New Zealand) and Archie Weller and Sally Morgan (Australia).

Resistance

Resistance
Author: Maria Bargh
Publsiher: Huia Publishers
Total Pages: 213
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9781869692865
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Resistance Book Excerpt:

New Zealand is one of the world leaders of neoliberalism, and since 1984 its government has pursued neoliberal policies with a confidence that few other governments possess. Resistance is a collection by New Zealand indigenous Maori academics, activists and leaders on resistance to neoliberalism. This unique book features a range of views that are often invisible to current debates on globalisation.

Maori Folk Art

Maori Folk Art
Author: Alan Taylor
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 78
Release: 1988
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Art, Maori
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Maori Folk Art Book Excerpt:

"Maori folk art is a distinctive, widespread tradition in painting and carving that first appeared in meeting houses throughout eastern tribal areas of the North Island just over a hundred years ago. It has obvious sources in both European and Classic Maori art traditions and is a clearly identifiable and vital communicative art, complex in its iconography and significance to its creators."--From preface.

Tattooed

Tattooed
Author: Michael Atkinson
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2003-01-01
ISBN: 9780802085689
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tattooed Book Excerpt:

Cultural sensibilities about tattooing are discussed within historical context and in relation to broader trends in body modification, such as cosmetic surgery, dieting, and piercing.

Encyclopedia of Body Adornment

Encyclopedia of Body Adornment
Author: Margo DeMello
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 326
Release: 2007
ISBN: 0313336954
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Body Adornment Book Excerpt:

Alphabetically arranged entries discuss forms of body modification or adornment found throughout history and around the world, including background information and the theoretical, social, ethical, and legal issues surrounding each practice.

Structure and Cognition in Art

Structure and Cognition in Art
Author: Dorothy K. Washburn
Publsiher: CUP Archive
Total Pages: 170
Release: 1983-07-21
ISBN: 0521234719
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Structure and Cognition in Art Book Excerpt:

The essays in this 1983 volume present an innovative and unified approach to the archaeological analysis and interpretation of art and design.

Indigenous Tourism

Indigenous Tourism
Author: Chris Ryan,Michelle Aicken
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 319
Release: 2005
ISBN: 0080446205
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Indigenous Tourism Book Excerpt:

In a world characterized by an encroaching homogeneity induced by the growth of multi-national corporations and globalization, the causes of difference accrue new levels of importance. This is as true of tourism as in many other spheres of life - and one cause of differentiation for tourism promotion is the culture of Indigenous Peoples. This offers opportunities for cultural renaissance, income generation and enhanced political empowerment, but equally there are possible costs of creating commodities out of aspects of life that previously possessed spiritual meaning. This book examines these issues from many different perspectives; from those of product design and enhancement; of the aspirations of various minority groupings; and the patterns of displacements that occur - displacements that are not simply spatial but also social and cultural. How can these changes be managed? Case studies and analysis is offered, derived from many parts of the globe including North America, Asia and Australasia. The contributors themselves have, in many instances, worked closely with groups and organizations of Indigenous Peoples and attempt to give voice to their concerns. The book is divided into various themes, each with a separate introduction and commentary. The themes are Visitor Experiences, Who manages Indigenous Cultural Tourism Product, Events and Artifacts, Conceptualisation and Aspiration. In a short final section the silences are noted - each silence representing a potential challenge for future research to build upon the notions and lessons reported in the book. The book is edited by Professor Chris Ryan from New Zealand, and Michelle Aicken of Horwath Asia Pacific.

Marketing Crafts and Visual Arts

Marketing Crafts and Visual Arts
Author: International Trade Centre
Publsiher: United Nations
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2003-12-31
ISBN: 9213618077
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marketing Crafts and Visual Arts Book Excerpt:

This Guide provides basic knowledge and understanding of marketing techniques and of intellectual property (IP) issues to artisans, craft entrepreneurs and visual artists. It gives examples of situations where obtaining formal IP protection ought to be considered, explains how to implement marketing and IP strategies, and presents case studies of managing IP assets. Bibliographical references are included.

Art and Architecture of the World s Religions 2 volumes

Art and Architecture of the World s Religions  2 volumes
Author: Leslie D. Ross
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 395
Release: 2009-06-04
ISBN: 0313342873
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Art and Architecture of the World s Religions 2 volumes Book Excerpt:

Two abundantly illustrated volumes offer a vibrant discussion of how the divine is and has been represented in art and architecture the world over. • 200 illustrations, including floor plans of churches, synagogues, and temples bring the discussions of art and architecture to life • An extensive bibliography enables further research

A Whakapapa of Tradition One Hundred Years of Ngati Porou Carving 1830 1930

A Whakapapa of Tradition  One Hundred Years of Ngati Porou Carving  1830 1930
Author: Ngarino Ellis
Publsiher: Auckland University Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-03-21
ISBN: 1775587428
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Whakapapa of Tradition One Hundred Years of Ngati Porou Carving 1830 1930 Book Excerpt:

The chieftainess Te Ao Kairau lived in the north of the Waiapu Valley. Desiring carving for the meeting houses that she was having erected, she chose her nephew Iwirakau to travel to Uawa to learn the arts of carving at the Rawheoro whare wananga. Iwirakau had a studious nature and practical bent, and many close connections to major lines in Ngati Porou. Upon his return from his studies, Iwirakau added new details acquired from Uawa to the designs and styles of the Waiapu, and became a leader of carving in the Waiapu area. When the whare wananga later declined, such was the strength of the passing down of knowledge that the style of carving associated with them continued. And one of the strongest to survive was that of the Iwirakau School. From the emergence of the chapel and the wharenui in the nineteenth century to the rejuvenation of carving by Apirana Ngata in the 1920s, Maori carving went through a rapid evolution from 1830 to 1930. Focusing on thirty meeting houses, Ngarino Ellis tells the story of Ngati Porou carving and a profound transformation in Maori art. Beginning around 1830, three previously dominant art traditions - waka taua (war canoes), pataka (decorated storehouses) and whare rangatira (chief’s houses) - declined and were replaced by whare karakia (churches), whare whakairo (decorated meeting houses) and wharekai (dining halls). Ellis examines how and why that fundamental transformation took place by exploring the Iwirakau School of carving, based in the Waiapu Valley on the East Coast of the North Island. An ancestor who lived around the year 1700, Iwirakau is credited for reinvigorating the art of carving in the Waiapu region. The six major carvers of his school went on to create more than thirty important meeting houses and other structures. During this transformational period, carvers and patrons re-negotiated key concepts such as tikanga (tradition), tapu (sacredness) and mana (power, authority) - embedding them within the new architectural forms whilst preserving rituals surrounding the creation and use of buildings. A Whakapapa of Tradition tells us much about the art forms themselves but also analyses the environment that made carving and building possible: the patrons who were the enablers and transmitters of culture; the carvers who engaged with modern tools and ideas; and the communities as a whole who created the new forms of art and architecture. This book is both a major study of Ngati Porou carving and an attempt to make sense of Maori art history. What makes a tradition in Maori art? Ellis asks. How do traditions begin? Who decides this? Conversely, how and why do traditions cease? And what forces are at play which make some buildings acceptable and others not? Beautifully illustrated with new photography by Natalie Robertson, and drawing on the work of key scholars to make a new synthetic whole, this book will be a landmark volume in the history of writing about Maori art.

Tattooing the World

Tattooing the World
Author: Juniper Ellis
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 275
Release: 2008
ISBN: 0231143680
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tattooing the World Book Excerpt:

"Juniper Ellis traces the origins and significance of modern tattoo in the works of nineteenth- and twentieth-century artists, travelers, missionaries, scientists, and such writers as Herman Melville, Margaret Mead, Albert Wendt, and Sia Figiel." --book cover.

Craft Community and the Material Culture of Place and Politics 19th 20th Century

 Craft  Community and the Material Culture of Place and Politics  19th 20th Century
Author: Janice Helland
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2017-07-05
ISBN: 1351570854
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Craft Community and the Material Culture of Place and Politics 19th 20th Century Book Excerpt:

Craft practice has a rich history and remains vibrant, sustaining communities while negotiating cultures within local or international contexts. More than two centuries of industrialization have not extinguished handmade goods; rather, the broader force of industrialization has redefined and continues to define the context of creation, deployment and use of craft objects. With object study at the core, this book brings together a collection of essays that address the past and present of craft production, its use and meaning within a range of community settings from the Huron Wendat of colonial Quebec to the Girls? Friendly Society of twentieth-century England. The making of handcrafted objects has and continues to flourish despite the powerful juggernaut of global industrialization, whether inspired by a calculated refutation of industrial sameness, an essential means to sustain a cultural community under threat, or a rejection of the imposed definitions by a dominant culture. The broader effects of urbanizing, imperial and globalizing projects shape the multiple contexts of interaction and resistance that can define craft ventures through place and time. By attending to the political histories of craft objects and their makers, over the last few centuries, these essays reveal the creative persistence of various hand mediums and the material debates they represented.

Cultural Studies

Cultural Studies
Author: Lawrence Grossberg,Janice Radway
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2005-07-19
ISBN: 1134805322
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cultural Studies Book Excerpt:

First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.