Experiencing Materiality: Museum Perspectives (Hardcover)

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Representing a cutting-edge study of the junction between theoretical anthropology, material culture studies, religious studies and museum anthropology, this study examines the interaction between the human and the nonhuman in a museum setting usually defined as 'non-Western', 'non-scientific' and 'religious.' Combining an on-site analysis of exhibitive spaces with archival research and interviews with museum curators, the chapters highlight contradictions of museum practices, and suggests that museum practitioners use museum spaces and artefacts as a way of formulating new theoretical stances in material culture studies, thus viewing museums as producers of theories together with affective engagements.

About the Author

Valentina Gamberi is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Institute of Ethnology in Academia, Taipei, Taiwan. Her English articles are featured in Culture and Religion, the Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, Material Religion and Environmental Philosophy.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781789209846
ISBN-10: 1789209846
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Publication Date: February 3rd, 2021
Pages: 198
Language: English