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Sensible Objects: Colonialism, Museums And Material Culture

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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. It challenges the privileged position of the sense of vision in the analysis of material culture. Contributors argue that vision can only be understood in relation to the other senses. In this they present another challenge to the assumed western five-sense model, and show how our understanding of material culture in both historical and contemporary contexts might be reconfigured if we consider the role of smell, taste, tough and sound, as well as sight, in making meanings about objects. This volume forms part of The Wenner-Gren International Symposium Series. This paperback first edition was published in 2006 and appears to be in a very good condition. There are a few minor scratches on the back cover and a few small spots on the edges of the book block. The pages themselves are clean and bright.

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Author(s):
Edited by Elizabeth Edwards, Chris Gosden and Ruth B. Philips
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
23.5cmx16cmx2cm
Edition:
2006 first edition
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1845203240
ISBN-13:
9781845203245
Number of pages:
306
Publisher:
Berg
Title:
Sensible Objects: Colonialism, Museums And Material Culture

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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. It challenges the privileged position of the sense of vision in the analysis of material culture. Contributors argue that vision can only be understood in relation to the other senses. In this they present another challenge to the assumed western five-sense model, and show how our understanding of material culture in both historical and contemporary contexts might be reconfigured if we consider the role of smell, taste, tough and sound, as well as sight, in making meanings about objects. This volume forms part of The Wenner-Gren International Symposium Series. This paperback first edition was published in 2006 and appears to be in a very good condition. There are a few minor scratches on the back cover and a few small spots on the edges of the book block. The pages themselves are clean and bright.

Author(s):
Edited by Elizabeth Edwards, Chris Gosden and Ruth B. Philips
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
23.5cmx16cmx2cm
Edition:
2006 first edition
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1845203240
ISBN-13:
9781845203245
Number of pages:
306
Publisher:
Berg
Title:
Sensible Objects: Colonialism, Museums And Material Culture

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