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Sally  Price

Professor Emeritus

Email: [[shpric]]
Webpage: {{http://www.richandsally.net}}

Background

Sally Price has conducted long-term research on the Maroons (descendants of runaway slaves) of Suriname, as well as briefer fieldwork in Martinique, Spain, Mexico, and French Guiana. Her books include Primitive Art in Civilized Places (now published in seven languages) and Co-Wives and Calabashes (winner of the Hamilton Prize in Women's Studies). She has also co-authored books with Richard Price -- most recently Equatoria,On The Mall, Enigma Variations, Maroon Arts, Les Marrons, and The Root of Roots: Or, How Afro-American Anthropology Got Its Start. Her more general interest in the cultures of the Caribbean is reflected in Caribbean Contours (edited with S. W. Mintz). Building on curatorial skills first developed in connection with"Afro-American Arts of the Suriname Rain Forest" (1980-1982), she has led class projects to design a number of exhibits now on view in the William & Mary Anthropology Department. During the spring 1998 semester, she took a Fulbright grant in Brazil and taught a course on art and gender at the Federal University of Bahia. Romare Bearden: The Caribbean Dimension, by Sally Price and Richard Price, will be published by the University of Pennsylvania Press in spring 2006.