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In the House of the Man-Eater

Cussans, John ORCID: (2019) In the House of the Man-Eater. In: Beau Dick: Devoured by Consumerism. Figure 1 Publishing, Vancouver, Canada, pp. 20-31. ISBN 9781773270869, 1773270869

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Catalogue essay for the posthumous show by the First Nations artist Beau Dick - Devoured by Consumerism - which took place at White Columns gallery, New York in 2019. The essay discusses metaphors of consumption within the cosmology of the Kwakwaka’wak peoples of British Columbia and their relevance for environmental ethics. It focusses particularly on the rites of the Hamatsa secret society, of which Beau Dick was a high-ranking member.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: Beau Dick, Consumerism, First Nations, Hamatsa, Political activist, Carved masks, Kwakwaka'wakw
Subjects: F History United States, Canada, Latin America > F1001 Canada (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GR Folklore
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GT Manners and customs
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
Divisions: College of Arts, Humanities and Education > School of Arts
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Copyright Info: John Cussans
Depositing User: John Cussans
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2020 14:53
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2023 08:51

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