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The creation of value: Terra matta in anthropological perspective

Moss, David


Comparison is a basic strategy in anthropology for analysing social and cultural organisation and for revealing similarities and differences by unexpected juxtapositions. Here I use it in two ways. First, by treating Terra matta as a cultural valuable, I explore how its value, history and mythology are created in the course of its passage through different hands, taking the classic ethnography of the kula as a model. Second, I compare Vincenzo Rabito's original typescript with surviving...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Modern Italian Studies
DOI: 10.1080/1354571X.2014.897444


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