Exotics at Home1999 Honorable Mention

Exotics at Home

Anthropologies, Others, and American Modernity

by Micaela Di leonardo

In this pathbreaking study, Micaela di Leonardo reveals the face of power within the mask of cultural difference. From the 1893 World’s Fair to Body Shop advertisements, di Leonardo focuses on the intimate and shifting relations between popular portrayals of exotic Others and the practice of anthropology. In so doing, she casts new light on gender, race, and the public sphere in America’s past and present.