Sensible Objects by Chris Gosden
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Sensible Objects
By Chris Gosden

Sensible Objects

Colonialism, Museums and Material Culture

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Sensible Objects by Chris Gosden

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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, touch and sound, as well as sight, in making meanings about objects.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781845203245
ISBN-10: 1845203240
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 18mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Berg Publishers
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Knowing Things by Chris Gosden Knowing Things, Hardback (December 2007)

This book explores the early history of the Pitt Rivers Museum and its collections. Thousands of people collected objects for the Museum between its foundation in 1884 and 1945, and they, and the objects they collected, provide a series of insights into the early history of archaeology and anthropology, as well as a snapshot of the British Empire.

Communities and Connections by Chris Gosden Communities and Connections, Hardback (November 2007)

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Author Biography - Chris Gosden

Elizabeth Edwards is Professor and Senior Research Fellow, University of the Arts London. Chris Gosden is at The Pitt Rivers Museum Research Centre, Oxford. Ruth Phillips is at the Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature, Art and Culture, Carleton University, Canada.

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