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The Resource Knowing things : exploring the collections at the Pitt Rivers Museum, 1884-1945, Chris Gosden, Frances Larson with Alison Petch

Knowing things : exploring the collections at the Pitt Rivers Museum, 1884-1945, Chris Gosden, Frances Larson with Alison Petch

Label
Knowing things : exploring the collections at the Pitt Rivers Museum, 1884-1945
Title
Knowing things
Title remainder
exploring the collections at the Pitt Rivers Museum, 1884-1945
Statement of responsibility
Chris Gosden, Frances Larson with Alison Petch
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book explores the early history of the Pitt Rivers Museum and its collections. Many thousands of people collected objects for the Museum between its foundation in 1884 and 1945, and together they and the objects they collected provide a series of insights into the early history of archaeology and anthropology. The volume also includes individual biographies and group histories of the people originally making and using the objects, as well as a snapshot of the British empire. The main focus for the book derives from the computerized catalogues of the Museum and attendant archival information. Together these provide a unique insight into the growth of a well-known institution and its place within broader intellectual frameworks of the Victorian period and early twentieth century. It also explores current ideas on the nature of relationships, particularly those between people and things."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
UKM
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1955-
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Gosden, Chris
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1976-
  • 1956-
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  • Larson, Frances
  • Petch, Alison
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  • Archaeological museums and collections
  • Anthropological museums and collections
  • Material culture
  • Pitt Rivers Museum
Label
Knowing things : exploring the collections at the Pitt Rivers Museum, 1884-1945, Chris Gosden, Frances Larson with Alison Petch
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [245]-254) and index
Contents
  • List of Tables and Illustrations
  • 1.
  • What is a Museum?.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Museum Ethnography: The Field Site and Our Informants.
  • p. 14
  • 3.
  • Participatory Anthropology: Museums as Emergent Entities.
  • p. 64
  • 4.
  • Objects Collect People: Past Perspectives on the Mind and the Material World.
  • p. 64
  • 5.
  • Collecting Rhythms: Typological Methods in Archaeology and Anthropology.
  • p. 92
  • 6.
  • Material Anthropology: Generating Knowledge at the Pitt Rivers Museum.
  • p. 121
  • 7.
  • Beyond the Boundaries of the Museum: Disciplinary Reconfiguration at Oxford.
  • p. 147
  • 8.
  • Pitt Rivers Museum Stretched Out: Collecting in the Field.
  • p. 173
  • 9.
  • Spatial Transformations : Representing the World at the Pitt Rivers Museum.
  • p. 200
  • 10.
  • Concluding Thoughts.
  • p. 235
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 245
  • Index.
  • p. 255
Control code
982008270657
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xviii, 261 p.
Isbn
9780199225897
Lccn
2008270657
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
Knowing things : exploring the collections at the Pitt Rivers Museum, 1884-1945, Chris Gosden, Frances Larson with Alison Petch
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [245]-254) and index
Contents
  • List of Tables and Illustrations
  • 1.
  • What is a Museum?.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Museum Ethnography: The Field Site and Our Informants.
  • p. 14
  • 3.
  • Participatory Anthropology: Museums as Emergent Entities.
  • p. 64
  • 4.
  • Objects Collect People: Past Perspectives on the Mind and the Material World.
  • p. 64
  • 5.
  • Collecting Rhythms: Typological Methods in Archaeology and Anthropology.
  • p. 92
  • 6.
  • Material Anthropology: Generating Knowledge at the Pitt Rivers Museum.
  • p. 121
  • 7.
  • Beyond the Boundaries of the Museum: Disciplinary Reconfiguration at Oxford.
  • p. 147
  • 8.
  • Pitt Rivers Museum Stretched Out: Collecting in the Field.
  • p. 173
  • 9.
  • Spatial Transformations : Representing the World at the Pitt Rivers Museum.
  • p. 200
  • 10.
  • Concluding Thoughts.
  • p. 235
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 245
  • Index.
  • p. 255
Control code
982008270657
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xviii, 261 p.
Isbn
9780199225897
Lccn
2008270657
Other physical details
ill., maps

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