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Author Kratz, Corinne Ann, 1953-

Title The ones that are wanted : communication and the politics of representation in a photographic exhibition / Corinne A. Kratz.

Published Berkeley : University of California Press, [2001]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  305.8965 KRAT    AVAILABLE
Physical description ix, 307 pages ; 26 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Okiek Portraits: A Kenyan People Look at Themselves 17 -- 1. Tracing Okiek Portraits: Images, Exhibitions, and the Politics of Representation 88 -- 2. Producing Okiek Portraits: Collaboration, Negotiation, and Exhibitionary Authority 98 -- 3. Imagining Audiences: Okiek Portraits in Kenya 130 -- 4. Imagining Audiences: Okiek Portraits in the United States 164 -- 5. Final Venues: Designing and Defining Interpretation 190 -- Appendix A Politics of Representation and Identities 219 -- Appendix B Key Relationships Represented in Okiek Portraits 224 -- Appendix C Learning about Visitors in Michigan and Georgia 226.
Summary The Okiek People of Kenya's Forested Highlands Have a Long History of Hunting. Honey Gathering, and Trading with Their Maasai and Kipsigis Neighbors; Several Decades Ago, They also Began Farming and Herding. This Book Follows a Traveling Exhibition of Anthropologist Corinne Kratz's Photographs of the Okiek Through Showings at Seven Venues, Including the National Museum in Nairobi and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. Kratz Tells the Story of the Exhibition -- the Stereotypes it Sought to Challenge, How Commentaries by Okiek People were Incorporated, and Different Ways That Viewers in Kenya and the United States Understood it. in Addition to Presenting Wonderful Images of a Little-Known People, This Inviting Book Explores the Exhibition Medium Itself. Focusing on the Complexities and Possibilities of Cultural Representation.
Subject Dorobo (African people) -- Portraits -- Exhibitions.
Dorobo (African people) -- Portraits -- Public opinion -- Exhibitions.
Public opinion -- United States.
Dorobo (African people) -- Attitudes -- Exhibitions.
Photography in ethnology.
ISBN 0520222814 (cloth : alk. paper)
0520222822 (paperback: alk. paper)