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Author Harvey, Penelope, 1956-

Title Hybrids of modernity : anthropology, the nation state and the universal exhibition / Penelope Harvey
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 1996


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Description ix, 208 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Anthropology : can we do anthropology when culture and context become self-evident? -- 3. The nation state -- 4. The universal exhibition : changing relationships between technology and culture -- 5. Hybrid subjects : citizens as consumers -- 6. Conclusion
Summary Hybrids of Modernity considers the relationship between three western modernist institutions: anthropology, the nation state and the universal exhibition. It looks at the ways in which these institutions are linked, how they are engaged in the objectification of culture, and how they have themselves become objects of cultural theory - the target of critics who claim that despite their continuing visibility these are all institutions with questionable viability in the late twentieth century. Through an analysis of the Universal Exhibition held in Seville in 1992, the themes of culture, nationality and technology are explored. Particular attention is paid to how 'culture' is produced and put to work by the national and corporate participants, and to the relationship between the emergence of culture as a commodity and the way in which the concept is employed in contemporary cultural theory. Hybrids of Modernity will appeal to students in anthropology, sociology and cultural studies
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 192-200) and index
SUBJECT Expo (International Exhibitions Bureau) (1992 : Seville, Spain)
Exposiciá¹… Universal de 1992 (Seville, Spain)
Subject Anthropology.
Ethnology -- Philosophy.
Social institutions.
Genre/Form Exhibition catalogs.
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