TITLE

Identity: Alain Locke's Atavism

AUTHOR(S)
Harris, Leonard
PUB. DATE
January 1988
SOURCE
Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society;Winter1988, Vol. 24 Issue 1, p65
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Argues that the emphasis placed by Alain Locke on the cultural continuities among African people between 1925 and 1939 does not support the atavistic beliefs attributed to him. Explanation of the type of atavism and its ontological significance, attributed to Locke; Review of common attitudes and conditions of the period; Argument presented by Locke against the view that African art is primitive art and hierarchically differentiates various forms of African art.
ACCESSION #
10087274

 

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