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The Dehumanizing Western Construct of "Primitive Art."

Anthropologist Sally Price. In her new book, "Primitive Art in Civilized Places," she attacks the West's desire to own the art of native peoples. She says the West's attitude toward those peoples is one of arrogance, snobbery, and patronization; and that all too often there's no effort made to learn about, or even identify, the actual artists who's work ends up in museums and homes throughout the First World. Price's academic life alternates between her studies of the Maroon people of Suriname and teaching assignments in the United States. (Interview by Sedge Thomson)


Other segments from the episode on January 17, 1990

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, January 17, 1990: Interview with Robert Jay Lifton; Review of the Nimbus "Prima Voce" series of albums; Interview with Sally Price; Review of David Lodge's novel "Souls…


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