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The Resource Art as politics : re-crafting identities, tourism, and power in Tana Toraja, Indonesia, Kathleen M. Adams

Art as politics : re-crafting identities, tourism, and power in Tana Toraja, Indonesia, Kathleen M. Adams

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Art as politics : re-crafting identities, tourism, and power in Tana Toraja, Indonesia
Title
Art as politics
Title remainder
re-crafting identities, tourism, and power in Tana Toraja, Indonesia
Statement of responsibility
Kathleen M. Adams
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Art as Politics explores the intersection of art, identity politics, and tourism in Sulawesi, Indonesia. Based on long-term ethnographic research from the 1980s to the present, the book offers a nuanced portrayal of the Sa'dan Toraja, a predominantly Christian minority group in the world's most populous Muslim country. Celebrated in anthropological and tourism literatures for their spectacular traditional houses, sculpted effigies of the dead, and pageantry-filled funeral rituals, the Toraja have entered an era of accelerated engagement with the global economy marked by on-going struggles over identity, religion, and social relations. In her engaging account, Kathleen Adams chronicles how various Toraja individuals and groups have drawn upon artistically-embellished "traditional" objects--as well as monumental displays, museums, UNESCO ideas about "word heritage," and the World Wide Web--to shore up or realign aspects of a cultural heritage perceived to be under threat. She also considers how outsiders--be they tourists, art collectors, members of rival ethnic groups, or government officials--have appropriated and reframed Toraja art objects for their own purposes. Her account illustrates how art can serve as a catalyst in identity politics, especially in the context of tourism and social upheaval. Ultimately, this insightful work prompts readers to rethink persistent and pernicious popular assumptions--that tourism invariably brings a loss of agency to local communities or that tourist art is a compromised form of expression. Art as Politics promises to be a favorite with students and scholars of anthropology, sociology, cultural studies, ethnic relations, art, and Asian studies
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digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Adams, Kathleen M.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Southeast Asia--politics, meaning, and memory
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Toraja (Indonesian people)
  • Toraja (Indonesian people)
  • Wood-carving, Toraja
  • Architecture, Toraja
  • Culture and tourism
  • Sulawesi (Indonesia)
  • Sulawesi (Indonesia)
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Architecture, Toraja
  • Culture and tourism
  • Ethnic relations
  • Manners and customs
  • Toraja (Indonesian people)
  • Wood-carving, Toraja
  • Indonesia
  • Toradja's
  • Culturele identiteit
  • Gebruiken
  • Volkscultuur
  • Sulawesi Selatan
  • Brauchtum
  • Tourismus
  • Tana Toraja
  • Toradja
Label
Art as politics : re-crafting identities, tourism, and power in Tana Toraja, Indonesia, Kathleen M. Adams
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Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-273) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Carvings, Christianity, and CHiPs -- Competing Toraja images of identity -- The carved tongkonan -- Mortuary effigies and identity politics -- Ceremonials, monumental displays, and museumification -- Toraja icons on the national and transnational stage -- Carving new conceptions of community in an era of religious and ethnic violence -- From Toraja heritage to world heritage
Control code
ocn631445114
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 286 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781435666009
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.21313/9780824861483
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt66827v
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)631445114
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Art as politics : re-crafting identities, tourism, and power in Tana Toraja, Indonesia, Kathleen M. Adams
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-273) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Carvings, Christianity, and CHiPs -- Competing Toraja images of identity -- The carved tongkonan -- Mortuary effigies and identity politics -- Ceremonials, monumental displays, and museumification -- Toraja icons on the national and transnational stage -- Carving new conceptions of community in an era of religious and ethnic violence -- From Toraja heritage to world heritage
Control code
ocn631445114
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 286 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781435666009
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.21313/9780824861483
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt66827v
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)631445114
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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