Arts & Cultures 2020

19 March 2021

To read the article by Nigel Barley, please click on the Arts & Cultures cover below.

While Arts & Cultures 2021 will only be published in Fall due to the current situation, we are glad to offer our readers articles of the latest issue hoping that it will shorten the wait.

In the article below, with humor and subtlety, Nigel Barley questions ancestor images in primitive art studies and the crucial definition of who is and who is not recognized as an ancestor.

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Nigel Barley

“Coming to Terms with the Ancestors” in Arts & Cultures 2020, pp. 58-67.

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