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Reconsidering Amerindian Art: An Exploration of Indigenous Art Forms in the South American Country of Guyana

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dc.contributor.advisor Boetzkes, Amanda
dc.contributor.author Benn, Leanne
dc.date.accessioned 2016-05-12T14:40:44Z
dc.date.available 2016-05-12T14:40:44Z
dc.date.copyright 2016-05
dc.date.created 2016-05-02
dc.date.issued 2016-05-12
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/9684
dc.description.abstract This thesis provides insight into the history and culture of indigenous people in the Caribbean, specifically in Guyana, South America. Amerindian culture stands out in the multicultural framework of Guyana and as such these communities are home to a host of objects that represents their community. In order to understand and appreciate these objects in Amerindian culture, they must be examined within a postcolonial context. Issues such as globalization, hybrid cultures, religion and the history of material culture all influence the state of the craft objects found on the reservations. The research conducted locates Amerindian art as a unique representation of culture and it was discovered that representations of Amerindian art and culture in the museums in Guyana are quite different from the way these communities actually function. The objects found in Amerindian villages, are more than just colorful craft pieces, they represent a cultural experience specifically created and maintained. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Attribution-NoDerivs 2.5 Canada *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.5/ca/ *
dc.subject Amerindian en_US
dc.subject Anthropology en_US
dc.subject Archaeology en_US
dc.subject Authenticity en_US
dc.subject Art en_US
dc.subject Art History en_US
dc.subject Canclini en_US
dc.subject Culture en_US
dc.subject Denis Williams en_US
dc.subject Globalization en_US
dc.subject Guyana en_US
dc.subject Hybrid Cultures en_US
dc.subject Indigenous en_US
dc.subject Mignolo en_US
dc.subject Postcolonial en_US
dc.subject Santa Mission en_US
dc.subject St Cuthbert's en_US
dc.subject Tourist Art en_US
dc.subject Visual Culture en_US
dc.subject Walter Roth en_US
dc.subject Woven Objects en_US
dc.title Reconsidering Amerindian Art: An Exploration of Indigenous Art Forms in the South American Country of Guyana en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Art History and Visual Culture en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Arts en_US
dc.degree.department School of Fine Art and Music en_US
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