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Sensible Objects : Colonialism, Museums and Material Culture
by Elizabeth Edwards and Ruth Phillips and Chris Gosden


Overview - 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.  Read more...

 
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Overview
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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  • ISBN-13: 9781845203245
  • ISBN-10: 1845203240
  • Publisher: Berg Publishers
  • Publish Date: February 2006
  • Page Count: 306

Series: Wenner-Gren International Symposium

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