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Sensible objects : colonialism, museums and material culture / edited by Elizabeth Edwards, Chris Gosden and Ruth B. Phillips.

  • Gosden, Chris, 1955-
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Oxford ; New York : Berg, 2006.

Physical description

xiv, 306 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.


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.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references and index.


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.



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