From Text to Work: The Impact of Transnational Popular Culture on the Political Economy of Design in South India

By Osamu Note.

Published by The Sustainability Collection

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This article will show that by looking at authorship or claims to originality as foundations for the semiotic production of artefacts, it is possible to perform a critique of non-textual commodities. This proposal will be justified through reference to a political economy where ‘objects’ are not considered ‘works’. To substantiate this premise it will examine how a particular realm of traditional knowledge has been imagined, institutionalised, and carried into the present in South India.

Keywords: Postcolonial, Globalization, Commodity Consumption, Modernism, Handloom Weaving in India

The International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, Volume 3, Issue 2, pp.79-86. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 507.801KB).

Osamu Note

Associate Professor, Fuji Womens' University (virtual), Department of Arts and Science, Fuji Women's University, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan

Associate Professor, Fuji Women's University, Japan


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