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Debating authenticity
concepts of modernity in anthropological perspective
Verfasserangabe: Thomas Fillitz ; A. Jamie Saris
Jahr: 2013
Verlag: New York, NY [u.a.], Berghahn
Mediengruppe: Buch
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The longing for authenticity, on an individual or collective level, connects the search for external expressions to internal orientations. What is largely referred to as production of authenticity is a reformulation of cultural values and norms within the ongoing process of modernity, impacted by globalization and contemporary transnational cultural flows. This collection interrogates the notion of authenticity from an anthropological point of view and considers authenticity in terms of how meaning is produced in and through discourses about authenticity. Incorporating case studies from four continents, the topics reach from art and colonialism to exoticism-primitivism, film, ritual, and wilderness. Some contributors emphasize the dichotomy between the academic use of the term and the one deployed in public spaces and political projects. All, however, consider authenticity as something that can only be understood ethnographically, and not as a simple characteristic or category used to distinguish some behaviors, experiences, or material things from other less authentic versions. (Verlagstext)
VerfasserInnenangabe: Thomas Fillitz ; A. Jamie Saris
Jahr: 2013
Verlag: New York, NY [u.a.], Berghahn
Systematik: PI.MA, FS.E
Interessenkreis: Englisch [Sprache]
ISBN: 978-0-85745-496-6
2. ISBN: 0-85745-496-X
Beschreibung: X, 247 S. : Ill., graph. Darst., Kt.
Sprache: eng
Fußnote: Text engl.
Mediengruppe: Buch