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Culture comes home

Anthropology began life in the colonial era as the "science of difference." Does it still have a place now that difference is celebrated and everything has a "culture"? Its new role may be to act as a a counterweight to…
Nancy Hynes  

Art for Africa’s sake

What is African art? Is it different from European art? Nancy Hynes describes how Johannesburg's second Biennale became a battleground for South African identity politics. The organisers' internationalism met with resistance from those keen to emphasise African-ness
Nancy Hynes