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Recycled, re-seen : folk art from the global scrap heap / Charlene Cerny and Suzanne Seriff, editors.

By: Cerny, Charlene
Contributor(s): Seriff, Suzanne | Museum of International Folk Art (New Mexico)
Language: English Publisher: New York : Harry N. Abrams, 1996.Description: 208p. : ill., col. photos. ; 31cm.ISBN: 0810926660
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Book Book British Museum Africa Oceania and the Americas Closed Stacks qKFY [CER-] (Browse shelf(Opens below)) 1 Available M30526
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Selected bibl.: p.194-201. - Accompanies the exhibition of the same name which originated at the Museum of International Folk Art, a unit of the Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe. - Contents: Introduction. Folk art from the global scrap heap: the place of irony in the politics of poverty / S. Seriff; 1, Seeing and being seen: recycling and transformation of the American landscape. American adhocism / C. Cerny; Sci-fi machines and bottle-cap kings / J. Cubbs, E.W. Metcalf, jr.; Hacer cosas: recyled arts and the making of identity in Texas-Mexican culture / Kay Turner; What goes around comes around / G. Gundaker; 2, Recycling and the global marketplace. The ironies of system D / Allen F. Roberts; Reinventing the wheel, the tin can and the bottle cap: folk recycling in Mexico / J.S. Kassovic; Recycling in India / F.J. Korom; 3, Recycling in the streets: the arena of ceremony and celebration. "The beat goes on": recycling and improvisation in the steel bands of Trinidad and Tobago / J. Nunley; Lightbulbs, watchbands and plastic baby dolls: highland Ecuador / B. Mauldin; 4, Wearing the other, transforming the self: the flip sides of cultural appropriations. Serendipity, practicality and aesthetics / E. Schildkrout, D.K. Pido; Madonna's earrings / D. Cosentino; Afterword / Robert Farris Thompson.