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Materiality and non-verbal communication
This book demonstrates the importance of objects that, despite their 'ordinariness', lie at the heart of their makers’ and users’ systems of thought and practices. This concise book will interest all those who see the intertwining of ‘function’ and ‘style’ as the very mark of all cultural behaviour: anthropologists and archaeologists; sociologists, historians, philosophers, cognitive anthropologists and primatologists.
A Counterhistory of South Asian Museology
This study of the Lahore Museum in Pakistan is one of the first books to offer an in-depth historical and ethnographic analysis of a South Asian museum and reveals local perceptions and uses of museums in non-Western societies to be fraught with social, political, and cultural implications.
INTANGIBLE HERITAGE AND THE MUSEUM
New Perspectives on Cultural Preservation
In this international study the relationship between museums and the new concept of “intangible heritage" is investigated. The rise of intangible heritage within the global sphere of UN cultural policy is charted and its implications for international politics as well as museological practice and critical theory is explored.
THE POLITICS OF HERITAGE MANAGEMENT IN MALI
From UNESCO to Djenné
Charlotte Louise Joy
Djenné, in modern day Mali, is an UNESCO World Heritage Site and acclaimed an enduring wonder of the ancient African world. In this revealing study, the author critically examines how the politics of heritage management, conservation, and authenticity play essential roles in the construction of Djenné’s past and its appropriation for contemporary purposes.