ANTH 1002 4-6-11

ANTH 1002 4-6-11 - 4/6/11 Sociocultural Anthropology:...

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4/6/11 Sociocultural Anthropology: Optional Assignment: Two page double spaced reaction on anything that strikes you in the museum while also integrating reaction with the reading by price. Art is a popular cultural media in the world o It’s a big business o African art trade is big business African Art trade o How does it get here? “Go betweens”- move objects between nodes in a network of relationships An international link between supply and demand o What is involved in the production of African art o Sources of African Art 1. Village inhabitants who are willing or forced to sell possessions to buyer 2. Artists who aim to ptu their stuff for tourist art Most of these artists know very little about where objects are going or where they came from o After the objects are collected in villages they are moved town to town until they come in contact with a dealer Dealers are primarily the Hausa very mobile merchants who are involved in travel from ivory coast, Benin, and else where
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