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Author Wright, Kristina Dziedzic.

Title Art, Culture, and Tourism on an Indian Ocean Island : an Ethnographic Study of Jua Kali Artists in Lamu, Kenya
Published Lewiston : The Edwin Mellen Press, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (174 pages)
Summary This book employs an ethnographic approach to understand the evolution of jua kali (Swahili for ""hot sun"") art forms, especially in response to the international tourism industry. The importance of ethnicity to Lamu's jua kali artists and the ways that ethnic identity is expressed visually in their artwork offers a unique approach to analyzing processes of cultural commoditization
Subject Art and society -- Kenya -- Lamu.
Art, Kenyan -- Kenya -- Lamu.
Artisans -- Kenya -- Lamu.
Ethnicity in art.
Informal sector (Economics) -- Kenya -- Lamu.
Tourism and art -- Kenya -- Lamu.
Lamu (Kenya) -- Social conditions.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0773444424 (electronic bk.)
9780773444423 (electronic bk.)