Aesthetics has remained one of the great mysteries of the human condition.Theories are endless, rooted in many disciplines and subdisciplines. Can anthropology define aesthetics in new ways, thus providing many theories with new fertile parameters?
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Started by Than Vlachos Oct 24, 2010.
Started by Martin Hoyem. Last reply by Than Vlachos Oct 24, 2010.
Started by Nold Egenter Jun 20, 2009.
I am researching connections between architectural spaces and performances. Could anyone inform me of the origins of theatre with relation to places of worship?
Can anyone point me in the direction of a good review article on the anthropology of theater? The only one I can seem to find is from 1993. Are there at least some good places one could get started to find more current research?
New story in American Ethnography Quasimonthly:
"Everyone has to go to jail some time in his life."
The Holy Barbarians -- a documentary book about the beatnik scene of Venice West in Los Angeles -- was first published in 1959. Penned by journalist, writer, and beat poet Lawrence Lipton, it put the "hip, cool, frantic generation of new Bohemians" on intriguing display to mainstream USA, and it was a huge commercial success at the time of publication. Although the book contains good chunks of conceited sociology and lengthy theoretical stretches about poetry, it also offers quite a few engaging ethnographic vignettes. As an example we have picked for you a snippet from the chapter where Lipton, in order to clarify the character of the beats, portrays other outcasts who navigate the same social space.
For all you switchblade Daddy-Os -- and for the rest of you, too -- here is Lipton's Juvenile Delinquents.
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