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Shelton, Anthony

Overview
Works: 15 works in 70 publications in 2 languages and 1,385 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Pictorial works  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Editor, Author, Contributor, Other
Classifications: N72.S6, 701.03
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Anthony Shelton
Anthropology, art, and aesthetics by Jeremy Coote( Book )

24 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays on anthropological approaches to art and aesthetics is the first in its field to be published for some time. In recent years a number of new galleries of non-Western art have been opened, many exhibitions of non-Western art held, and new courses in the anthropology of art established. This collection is both part of and complements these developments, contributing to the general resurgence of interest in what has been until recently a comparatively neglected field of academic study and intellectual debate. Unlike many previous collections, the focus of this volume is resolutely anthropological. The contributors draw on contemporary anthropological theory as well as on analyses of classic anthropological topics such as myth, ritual, and exchange, to deepen our understanding of particular aesthetic traditions in their socio-cultural and historical contexts. In addition, the cross-cultural applicability of the very concepts 'art' and 'aesthetics' is assessed. Each essay illustrates a specific approach and develops a particular argument. Many present new ethnography based on recent field research among Australian Aborigines, in New Guinea, Indonesia, Mexico, and elsewhere. Others example, the Trobriand Islanders of Melanesia draw on classic anthropological accounts of, for and the Nuer of the Southern Sudan, putting this material to new uses. Sir Raymond Firth's introductory overview of the history of the anthropological study of art makes this volume particularly useful for the non-specialist interested in learning what anthropology has to contribute to our understanding of art and aesthetics in general. With its wide geographical and cultural coverage and plentiful illustrations, many of which are in colour, Anthropology, Art, and Aesthetics will be a valuable resource for all serious students of the subject
Fetishism : visualising power and desire( Book )

12 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia by University of British Columbia( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The chameleon body : photographs of contemporary fetishism by Nick Sinclair( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The highly charged characters who people the pages of The Chameleon Body have adopted an array of differing degrees of bodily metamorphosis: from minimal facial piercings, to more extreme and defiant acts, such as those of the Italian performance artist Franko B, who uses his own flesh and blood to express alienation and trauma. All of them, however, bear witness to the body's capacity for change and transformation: this is the theme of The Chameleon Body." "The photographs are framed by art historian David Alan Mellor's Introduction, which analyses the meaning and content of these images, and an essay by leading social anthropologist Anthony Shelton examining fetishism's cultural sources."--Jacket
Safar voyage by Fereshteh Daftari( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collectors : expressions of self and other( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collectors : individuals and institutions by Anthony A Shelton( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Safar voyage by Fereshteh Daftari( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Safar/Voyager features a selction of contemporary artwork by Arab, Iranian, and Turkish artists. The ground-breaking text, illustrated with more than fifty colour photographs, archival photographs, and a map of the region, explores themes of migration, dislocation, and changing identities, addressing the impact ofwar and revolution on individual communities and culture in this highly contested region of the world. Echoing the title, the internationally acclaimed curator Fereshteh Daftari constructs a journey through the work of the eighteen artists featured in the book. Political geographer Derek Gregory questions the West's assumptions about the Middle East by asking 'Middle of what? East of where?' Offering a counterpoint to Western travelers exoticizing the Middle East, historian Naghmeh Sohrabi examines the experiences of nineteenth-century travellers from the Middle East to the West. Canadian Lebanese artist Jayce Salloum offers a visual essay that responds to the themes of voyage and dislocation."
Hold : acquisition, representation, perception : work by Shirley Chubb by Greg Hilty( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sport, leisure and ergonomics( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

México en Gran Bretaña Mexico in the UK( )

1 edition published in 2006 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ethnographic collections of the Horniman Museum : a descriptive survey by Anthony Shelton( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contested representations : revisiting Into the heart of Africa by Shelley Ruth Butler( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"The controversy surrounding the significant "Into the Heart of Africa" exhibit at the Royal Ontario Museum in Canada is explored in this compelling and analytical text. The exhibit has become an international, controversial touchstone for issues surrounding the politics of visual representation, such as the challenges to curatorial and ethnographic authority in multicultural and postcolonial contexts. Asking why the museum's exhibit failed so many people, the author examines such issues as institutional politics, the broad political and intellectual climate surrounding museums, the legacies of colonialism and traditions of representation of Africa, and the politics of irony."--[Amazon.com]
Catalogues and occasional papers series by at The Royal Pavilion, Art Gallery and Museums, Brighton The Green Centre for Non-Western Art and Culture( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Rational passions : Frederick John Horniman and institutional collectors by Anthony Shelton( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Anthropology, art, and aesthetics
Alternative Names
Shelton, A.

Shelton, Tony.

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Fetishism : visualising power and desireThe Museum of Anthropology at the University of British ColumbiaThe chameleon body : photographs of contemporary fetishismCollectors : expressions of self and otherContested representations : revisiting Into the heart of Africa