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Primitivism

Michael Bell

in The Oxford Handbook of Modernisms

Published in print December 2010 | ISBN: 9780199545445
Published online September 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199545445.013.0021

Series: Oxford Handbooks of Literature

 Primitivism

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This article examines the relation between primitivism and modernism. It explains that primitivism is always likely to reflect underlying cultural formations, and that the early twentieth century was a distinctive and transitional period partly because of the gradual establishment of anthropology as an intellectual discipline. The article describes modernists' construction of the primitive and suggests that modern primitivism is highly varied in its literary modalities, as well as in its political or psychological implications.

Keywords: primitivism; modernism; cultural formations; anthropology; intellectual discipline; literary modalities

Article.  7228 words. 

Subjects: Literature ; Literary Studies (20th Century onwards) ; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies

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