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- DescriptionAnthropologists 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 ather 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.
- Author BiographyElizabeth 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.
- PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Date of Publication01/07/2006
- SubjectSocial Sciences: Textbooks & Study Guides
- Series TitleWenner-Gren International Symposium
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintBerg Publishers
- Content Note40 b&w illustrations, bibliography, index
- Weight457 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine18 mm
- Edited byChris Gosden,Elizabeth Edwards,Ruth Phillips
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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