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Writing material culture history, edited by Anne Gerritsen, Giorgio Riello

"This new edition of Writing Material Culture History examines the methodologies currently used in the historical study of material culture. Touching on archaeology, anthropology, art history and literary studies, the book provides history students with a fundamental understanding of the relationship between artefacts and historical narratives. The role of museums, the impact of the digital age and the representations of objects in public history are just some of the issues addressed in a book that brings together distinguished scholars from around the world"--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Object in Focus 15: Time, Wear and Maintenance: The Afterlife of Things, Victoria Kelley -- Part III: The Preservation and Interpretation of Material Culture -- 7 -- The Return of the Wunderkammer: Material Culture in the Museum 225, Ethan W. Lasser 8 -- Handle with Care: The Future of Curatorial Expertise, Glenn Adamson 9 -- As Seen on the Screen: Material Culture, Historical Accuracy and the Costume Drama, Hannah Greig -- Object in Focus 16: Europe 1600-1800 in a Thousand Objects, Lesley Ellis Miller -- Object in Focus 17: Reading and Writing the Restoration History of an Old French bureau, Carolyn Sargentson Object in Focus 18: Objects of Empire: Museums, Material Culture, and Histories of Empire, John McAleer Object in Focus 19: The Lost Heritage of China: Dismantling Beijing, Digitizing Beijing, Di Lou Object in Focus 20: 'Black Gold': Industrial Heritage of the Nineteenth-century Ruhr Area, Christian Kleinschmidt Object in Focus 21: Indigeneity and Race and the Politics of Museum Collections, Beverly Lemire -- Object in Focus 22: Acts of creation: debating Indigenous American repatriation from Britain, Jack Davy -- Index
Literary Form
non fiction
Second edition.
Includes index
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvii, 346 pages), illustrations (black and white).
Specific Material Designation
Form Of Item

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