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Sensible Objects

Sensible Objects

Colonialism, Museums and Material Culture

by Chris GosdenElizabeth Edwards and Ruth Phillips
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Publication Date: 01/07/2006
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Anthropologists of the senses have long argued that cultures differ in their sensory registers. This groundbreaking volume applies this idea to material culture and the social practices that endow objects with meanings in 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, feel and sound, as well as sight, in making meanings about objects.
ISBN:
9781845203245
9781845203245
Category:
Social & cultural anthropology
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
01-07-2006
Language:
English
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
320
Dimensions (mm):
234x156x18mm
Weight:
0.46kg

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