Is it Kitsch? Camp? or Fine Art?
Glimpses of Indian Life
Making it Local
Authenticating the Inauthentic
Secularizing the Sacred
Mixing High and Low
Yearning for the Past

Yearning for the Past
If separating kitsch from camp and fine art seems to be an easy task, look again. Mudhead Storyteller

Close analysis of the novelties sold along Route 66 demonstrates the limitations of these terms. Instead of clarifying distinct categories, Route 66 popular culture encompasses a seamless continuum spanning the lowliest collectibles to the finest works of art.

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