'The same but different' : social reproduction and innovation in the art of the Kunwinjku of western Arnhem Land
This thesis presents an analysis of the artistic systern of the Kunwinjku of western
Arnhen1 Land, Australia. The analysis focusses on the n1eanings encoded in Kunwinjku
bark paintings and how the operation of the artistic system develops the sernantic
productivity of paintings. The theoretical basis of this analysis is semiological in the
n1anner outlined by Saussure.
The thesis begins with a historical analysis of the development of the market for
K unwinjku paintings. I argue that the...[Show more]
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