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This volume initiates a gender-based framework for analyzing the folk art of Latin America and the Caribbean. Defined here broadly as the "art of the people" and as having a primarily decorative, rather than utilitarian, purpose, folk art is not solely the province of women, but folk art by women in Latin America has received little sustained attention. Crafting Gender begins to redress this gap in scholarship. From a feminist perspective, the contributors examine not only twentieth-century and contemporary art by women, but also its production, distribution, and consumption. Exploring the roles of women as artists and consumers in specific cultural contexts, they look at a range of artistic forms across Latin America, including Panamanian molas (blouses), Andean weavings, Mexican ceramics, and Mayan hipiles (dresses).

Art historians, anthropologists, and sociologists from Latin America, the Caribbean, and the United States discuss artwork from Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Suriname, and Puerto Rico, and many of their essays focus on indigenous artists. They highlight the complex webs of social relations from which folk art emerges. For instance, while several pieces describe the similar creative and technical processes of indigenous pottery-making communities of the Amazon and of mestiza potters in Mexico and Colombia, they also reveal the widely varying functions of the ceramics and meanings of the iconography. Integrating the social, historical, political, geographical, and economic factors that shape folk art in Latin America and the Caribbean, Crafting Gender sheds much-needed light on a rich body of art and the women who create it.

Contributors

Eli Bartra

Ronald J. Duncan

Dolores Juliano

Betty LaDuke

Lourdes Rejón Patrón

Sally Price

María de Jesús Rodríguez-Shadow

Mari Lyn Salvador

Norma Valle

Dorothea Scott Whitten

Synopsis:

Analyzes Latin American and Caribbean folk art from a feminist perspective, considering the issue of gender in the production and circulation of popular art produced by women.

About the Author

Eli Bartra is a Professor in the Department of Politics and Culture at the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Xochimilco in Mexico City. She is the author of numerous books in Spanish.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780822331827
Editor:
Bartra, Eli
Publisher:
Duke University Press
Editor:
Bartra, Eli
Editor:
Eli Bartra
Contribution:
Sally Price
Author:
Bartra, Eli
Author:
Salvador, Mari Lyn
Author:
Price, Sally
Author:
Valle, Norma
Author:
Whitten, Dorothea Scott
Author:
Bartra
Location:
Durham, N.C.
Subject:
Folk Art
Subject:
Women artists
Subject:
Folk & Outsider Art
Subject:
Folk art -- Latin America.
Subject:
Folk art - Caribbean Area
Subject:
Art-Folk Art
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
v. 13.
Publication Date:
20031031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
50 illustrations
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9.24x6.06x.86 in. 1.03 lbs.

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