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Interpreting objects and collections / edited by Susan M. Pearce.

By: Pearce, Susan M. (Susan Mary), 1942-
Language: English Publisher: London : Routledge, 1994.Description: xii, 343p. : ill., diagrs., tables ; 25cm.ISBN: 0415112885Subject(s): Collectors and collecting | Museums -- Social aspects
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Bibl.: p. 336-337; includes bibl. references. - Contents: 1. Interpreting objects. Museum objects / Susan M. Pearce; The contextual analysis of symbolic meanings / Ian Hodder; Things ain't what they used to be / Daniel Miller; Ojects as meaning; or, narrating the past / Susan M. Pearce; Death's head, cherub, urn and willow / J. Deetz and E. S. Dethlefsen; Behavioural interaction with objects / Susan M. Pearce; A view of functionalism / Edmund Leach; Culture as a system with subsystems / David Clarke; Theoretical archaeology: a reactionary view / Ian Hodder; A view from the bridge / Edmund Leach; Ivory for the sea woman: the symbolic attributes of a prehistoric technology / Robert McGhee; Interpreting material culture / Christopher Tilley; Commodities and the politics of value / Arjun Appadurai; Why fakes? / Mark Jones; Cannibal tours, glass boxes and the politics of interpretation / Michael Ames; Craft / M. Shanks; Towards a material history methodology / R. Elliot ... [et al.]; Thinking about things / Susan M. Pearce; Mind in matter: an introduction to material culture theory and method / Jules Prown; Not looking at kettles / Ray Batchelor; Home interview questionnaire, with coding categories and definitions / M. Csikszentmihalyi and E. Halton;. 2. Interpreting collections. The urge to collect / Susan M. Pearce; The collection: between the visible and the invisible / Krzysztof Pomian; Notes on the history of collecting and of museums / Eva Schulz; Another past, another context: exhibiting Indian art abroad / B.N. Goswamy; Collecting reconsidered / Susan M. Pearce; Psychological aspects of art collecting / Frederick Baekeland; No two alike: play and aesthetics in collecting / Brenda Danet and Tamar Katriel; Of mice and men: gender identity in collecting / Russell W. Belk and Melanie Wallendorf; Objects of desire / Susan Stewart; Collecting ourselves / J. Clifford; The filth in the way / M. Thompson; Art museums and the ritual of citizenship / Carol Duncan; "The People's Show" / Cathy Mullen; Leicester Contemporary Collecting Project's questionnaire / Susan M. Pearce; Beyond the Odyssey: interpretations of ethnographic writing in consumer behaviour / Annamma Joy; Collectors and collecting / Russell W. Belk; Why they collect: collectors reveal their motivations / Ruth Formanek.