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Museums, anthropology and imperial exchange

Author: Amiria J M Henare
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Amiria Henare demonstrates that the collection of artefacts and their formal study, both in museums and in the field, have been central anthropological strategies over the past two centuries. Henare's pioneering work traces the movement across space and time of objects now held in contemporary collections. Using evidence from across the former British Empire, she demonstrates how and why things were bought,  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Amiria J M Henare
ISBN: 0521835917 9780521835916
OCLC Number: 61439713
Description: xix, 323 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. String games --
2. Objects of exploration --
3. Objects of knowledge --
4. Improvement and imperial exchange --
5. Colonial baggage --
6. 'Storehouses of science' --
7. Trophies and souvenirs --
8. Things and words --
9. Words and things --
App. Provenance of cloaks in the national museums of Scotland and the Hunterian Museum.
Responsibility: Amiria J.M. Henare.
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Amiria Henare explores the role of material cultural research in anthropology and related disciplines from the late eighteenth century to the present.  Read more...

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