Cottage Industries in Tourist Art

  • Bennetta Jules-Rosette
Part of the Topics in Contemporary Semiotics book series (TICSE, volume 4)


Cottage industries offer a model for the production process in tourist art. The fruits of small-scale manufacture reach a local audience that overlaps with the consumers of tourist art. The first phase of large-scale art production takes the form of cottage industries. Technological innovation in the workshop environment is a key feature of this production process, and it is the hallmark of tourist, as opposed to traditional, arts. Commercial exchange relies upon the transmission of these innovations from the workshop to the consumer and the conversion of the handcrafted products into economic commodities.


Economic Exchange Ivory Coast Functional Producer Cottage Industry Hand Tool 


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bennetta Jules-Rosette
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  1. 1.University of California, San DiegoLa JollaUSA

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