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Sensible objects : colonialism, museums and material culture

Author: Elizabeth Edwards; Chris Gosden; Ruth B Phillips
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Berg, 2006.
Series: Wenner-Gren international series.
Edition/Format:   Book : Conference publication : English : English edView all editions and formats
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Anthropologists of the senses have long argued that cultures differ in their sensory registers. This volume applies this idea to material culture and the social practices that endow objects with meanings both colonial and postcolonial relationships.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sensible objects.
Oxford ; New York : Berg, 2006
(OCoLC)608081590
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Edwards; Chris Gosden; Ruth B Phillips
ISBN: 1845203240 9781845203245 1845203232 9781845203238
OCLC Number: 62344836
Notes: Papers derived from a Wennger-Gren symposium entitled Engaging all the senses : colonialism, processes of perception and material objects, Sept. 26-Oct. 2, 2003, Sintra, Portugal.
Description: xiv, 306 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Enduring and endearing feelings and the transformation of material culture in West Africa / Kathryn Linn Geurts and Elvis Gershon Adikah --
Studio photography and the aesthetics of citizenship in The Gambia, West Africa / Liam Buckley --
Cooking skill, the senses, and memory : the fate of practical knowledge / David Sutton --
Mata ora : chiseling the living face, dimensions of Maori tattoo / Ngahuia Te Akwekotuku --
Smoked fish and fermented oil : taste and smell among the Kwakwaka'wakw / Aldona Jonaitis --
Sonic spectacles of empire : the audio-visual nexus, Delhi-London, 1911-12 / Tim Barringer --
The museum as sensescape : western sensibilities and indigenous artifacts / Constance Classen and David Howes --
The fate of the senses in ethnographic modernity : the Margaret Mead Hall of Pacific Peoples at the American Museum of Natural History / Diane Losche --
Contact points : museums and the lost body problem / Jeffrey Feldman --
The beauty of letting go : fragmentary museums and archaeologies of archive / Sven Ouzman.
Series Title: Wenner-Gren international series.
Responsibility: edited by Elizabeth Edwards, Chris Gosden and Ruth B. Phillips.
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