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Colonialism and the Object : Empire, Material Culture and the Museum - Tim Barringer

Colonialism and the Object

Empire, Material Culture and the Museum

By: Tim Barringer (Editor), Tom Flynn (Editor)

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Published: 18th December 1997
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Drawing together an international group of scholars from a variety of disciplinary and cultural backgrounds, Colonialism and the Object explores the impact of colonial contact with other cultures on the material culture of both the colonized and the imperial nation.

The book includes intensive case-studies of objects from India, Pakistan, New Zealand, China and Africa, all of which were collected by, or exhibited in, the institutions of the British Empire, and key chapters address issues of radical identity across cultural barriers, and the hybird styles of objects which can emerge when cultures meet.

Colonialism and the Object is essential reading for all those interested in post-colonial theory, museum studies, material culture and design history.

"The volume demonstrates the range of possibilities opened up by the study of museums and museum collections from a postcolonial perspective." --Thomas Prasch, "Victorian Studies

Introduction
The South Kensington Museum and the Colonial Project
Chinese Material Culture and British Perceptions of China in the Mid-Nineteenth Century
China in Britain: The Imperial Collections
Colonial Architecture, International Exhibitions and Official Patronage of the Indian Artisan: The Case of a Gateway from Gwalior in the Victoria and Albert Museum
Stylistic Hybridity and Colonial Art and Design Education: A Wooden Carved Screen by
Race, Authenticity and Colonialism: A 'Mustice' Silversmith in Philadelphia and St. Croix, 1783-1850
Domesticating Uzbeks: Central Asians in Soviet Decorative Arts of the Twenties and Thirties
Keys to the Magic Kingdom: The Gallery of Transcultural Arts in Bradford
Perspectives on Hinemihi - A Maori Meeting House
Maori Vision and the Imperialist Gaze
Gathering Souls and Objects: Missionary Collections
Photography at the Heart of Darkness: Herbert Lang's Congo Photographs (1909-15)
Taming the Tusk: Belgian Decorative Arts and the Promotion of Ivory as a Colonial Commodity at the 1897 Brussels International Exhibition
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780415157759
ISBN-10: 0415157757
Series: Museum Meanings
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 18th December 1997
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.8 x 17.1  x 2.11
Weight (kg): 0.7
Edition Number: 1