Beyond The Western Gaze
Beyond The Western Gaze is a blog to diversify education through articles on the history and culture of a wide range of groups, in order to counteract the Western Gaze of society.
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PART OF THE “INUIT ART-CRUSTRUCTING THE AUTHENTIC VIEW”SERIES ON ART ATTACHÉ The question of authenticity for what constitutes Inuit Art has been an ongoing issue since its inception in the 1950s. Immediate popularity of the craft resulted in mass production, consequently affecting the quality of the works produced. A multi-million-dollar industry was conceived from theContinue reading ““Authentic Inuit Art” in a Neo-Colonial Arctic”
I usually avoid talking about race, or at least I like to pretend that I do. In reality I get drawn into a debate by every Tom, Dick and Harry, or in my ideal world with every ‘Mohammed, Tyara and Zola’. I am a third generation immigrant who has always lived in the UK andContinue reading “We’re not as bad as America though?”
Often regarded as the ‘pearl of the Indian Ocean’, the island of Sri Lanka has a rich history, both geographically and culturally. Perhaps most renowned for its exports of tea, gemstones and for its cricket, Sri Lanka is a restless little place in which tradition and modernity are in constant conflict. The heritage of masksContinue reading “The Many Faces of Sri Lanka: A Culture of Mask Making”
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