Cannibal Culture: Art, Appropriation, And The Commodification Of Difference, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Cannibal Culture

Art, Appropriation, And The Commodification Of Difference, 1st Edition

By Deborah Root

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In Arizona, a white family buys a Navajo-style blanket to be used on the guest-room bed. Across the country in New York, opera patrons weep to the death scene of Madam Butterfly. These seemingly unrelated events intertwine in Cannibal Culture as Deborah Root examines the ways Western art and Western commerce co-opt, pigeonhole, and commodify so-cal

Table of Contents

Preface -- Fat-Eaters and Aesthetes: The Politics of Display -- The Luxurious Ambivalence of Exoticism -- Conquest, Appropriation, and Cultural Difference -- Art and Taxidermy: The Warehouse of Treasures -- Dreams and Landscapes: The Delineation of Wild Spaces -- The Smoking Mirror

About the Author

Deborah Root teaches art history at the Ontario College of Art and postcolonial theory in the Faculty of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of Toronto.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ART000000
ART / General
ART015000
ART / History / General