Art as Politics: Re-Crafting Identities, Tourism and Power in Tana Toraja, Indonesia. This very readable anthropological study of the Toraja people of South Sulawesi is underpinned by field study and the author's ongoing contacts with the area which started in 1980. Toraja areas are now a focus for international tourism and the people, most of whom are Christian, are widely known for their handicrafts, domestic traditional architecture, sculpted effigies and funeral rituals. One of the most traditional Toraja villages, Ke'te' Kesu', is now a World Heritage Site. The changes in the art and Toraja way of life created by globalisation, international tourism and Indonesia's racial tensions are explored. With black-and-white photographs, extensive annotations and references, glossary and index.

Art as Politics: Re-Crafting Identities, Tourism and Power in Tana Toraja

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  • ISBN

    9780824830724
  • Authors

    Adams, Kathleen M
  • Extent

    286
  • Format

    Paperback
  • Year

    2006
  • Publisher

    University of Hawaii Press

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