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Art across frontiers : cross-cultural encounters in America : introduction

Lewthwaite, Stephanie

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This short introduction provides a brief overview of the collection, by addressing the main historiographical and theoretical concerns that unite the individual contributions and by placing the essays in comparative, inter-American and interdisciplinary perspective. What do comparative analyses tell us about patterns of cross-cultural exchange in the visual arts? More specifically, what do these analyses tell us about the role of ethnic agency and audience, and the complex relationship between artistic practice and the ‘mainstream’, the local and the global?

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Aug 7, 2012
Online Publication Date Apr 17, 2013
Deposit Date May 9, 2016
Publicly Available Date May 9, 2016
Journal Journal of American Studies
Print ISSN 0021-8758
Electronic ISSN 1469-5154
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 47
Issue 2
Keywords American art; visual culture; cross-cultural exchange
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Additional Information Copyright Cambridge University Press.


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