Sensible Objects

Colonialism, Museums and Material Culture

Author: Elizabeth Edwards,Chris Gosden,Ruth Phillips

Publisher: Berg

ISBN: 1845203240

Category: Social Science

Page: 306

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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.
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Hollywood Blockbusters

The Anthropology of Popular Movies

Author: David Sutton,Peter Wogan

Publisher: Berg

ISBN: 1847884857

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 178

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"Certain Hollywood movies are now so deeply woven into the cultural fabric that lines of their dialogue - for example, 'Make him an offer he can't refuse' - have been incorporated into everyday discourse. The films explored in this book, which include The Godfather, Jaws, The Big Lebowski, Field of Dreams and The Village, have become important cultural myths, fascinating windows into the schisms, tensions, and problems of American culture. Hollywood Blockbusters: The Anthropology of Popular Movies uses anthropology to understand why these movies have such enduring appeal in this age of fragmented audiences and ever-faster spin cycles. Exploring key anthropological issues from ritual, kinship, gift giving and totemism to literacy, stereotypes, boundaries and warfare, this fascinating book uncovers new insights into the significance of modern film classics for students of film, media, anthropology and American cultural studies"--Provided by publisher.
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Form, Macht, Differenz

Motive und Felder ethnologischen Forschens

Author: Elfriede Hermann,Karin Klenke,Michael Dickhardt

Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen

ISBN: 394034480X

Category: Ethnology

Page: 406

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