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Diamonds and Performance

Susan Falls

in Clarity, Cut, and Culture: The Many Meanings of Diamonds

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479810666
eISBN:
9781479877430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479810666.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores how diamonds, like linguistic utterances, are both “in and of the world” and as such, are used performatively. Wearing a diamond can be partly a performative action meant to ... More


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