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Interpreting objects and collections

Author: Susan M Pearce
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1994.
Series: Leicester readers in museum studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Bringing together papers on the interpretation of objects and collections, this volume examines how people relate to material culture and why they collect things.

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Susan M Pearce
ISBN: 0415112885 9780415112888 0415112893 9780415112895
OCLC Number: 30074515
Description: xii, 343 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: Museum objects / Susan M. Pearce --
The contextual analysis of symbolic meanings / Ian Hodder --
Things ain't what they used to be / Daniel Miller --
Objects as meaning; or narrating the past / Susan M. Pearce --
Death's head, cherub, urn and willow / J. Deetz and E.S. Dethlefsen --
Behavioural interaction with objects / Susan M. Pearce --
A view of functionalism / Edmund Leach --
Culture as a system with subsystems / David Clarke --
Theoretical archaeology: a reactionary view / Ian Hodder --
A view from the bridge / Edmund Leach --
Ivory for the sea woman: the symbolic attributes of a prehistoric technology / Robert McGhee --
Interpreting material culture / Christopher Tilley --
Commodities and the politics of value / Arjun Appadurai --
Why fakes? / Mark Jones. Cannibal tours, glass boxes and the politics of interpretation / Michael Ames --
Craft / M. Shanks --
Towards a material history methodology / R. Elliot et al. --
Thinking about things / Susan M. Pearce --
Mind in matter; an introduction to material culture theory and method / Jules Prown --
Not looking at kettles / Ray Batchelor --
Home interview questionnaire, with coding categories and definitions / M. Csikszentmihalyi and E. Halton --
The urge to collect / Susan M. Pearce --
The collection: between the visible and the invisible / Krzysztof Pomian --
Notes on the history of collecting and of museums / Eva Schulz --
Another past, another context: exhibiting Indian art abroad / B.N. Goswamy --
Collecting reconsidered / Susan M. Pearce --
Psychological aspects of art collecting / Frederick Baekeland.
Series Title: Leicester readers in museum studies.
Responsibility: edited by Susan M. Pearce.
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