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Title   Art & Life in Melanesia 

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Author   COCHRANE S  ISBN   9781847180889  Add to shopping cart   
Publisher   Cambridge Scholars Press  Group   New Zealand View shopping cart
Binding   Hardback Category   Pacific  Terms and conditions
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Synopsis What represents Melanesian art today? Is there modern Melanesian art? Who are the artists? What are the subjects of their art? "Art and Life in Melanesia" is timely in its exploration of Melanesian artists and their voices, providing an important juncture for many in the region and beyond to take stock of what is happening in Melanesian art. The thirteen chapters are linked essays premised around major cultural themes including Kastom, Christianity, Indigenisation and Globalisation, Markets, Festivals, Diasporas, Urban Culture and Politics. Each theme focuses on ideas, issues and some specific arts practices, drawing examples from a few localities. Not every country is addressed under each theme, an approach that provides the reader with substantive country-specific information. Research for this book was supported by the University of Queensland.

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