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Title: Narrating Objects, Collecting Stories
Authors: Dudley, Sandra H.
Barnes, Amy Jane
Binnie, Jennifer
Petrov, Julia
Walklate, Jennifer
First Published: 24-May-2012
Publisher: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
Citation: Dudley, Sandra H.; Barnes, Amy Jane; Binnie, Jennifer; Petrov, Julia; Walklate, Jennifer, Narrating Objects, Collecting Stories, Routledge, 2012, 304 pp.
Abstract: Narrating Objects, Collecting Stories is a wide-ranging collection of essays exploring the stories that can be told by and about objects and those who choose to collect them. Examining objects and collecting in different historical, social and institutional contexts, an international, interdisciplinary group of authors consider the meanings and values with which objects are imputed and the processes and implications of collecting. This includes considering the entanglement of objects and collectors in webs of social relations, value and change, object biographies and the sometimes conflicting stories that things come to represent, and the strategies used to reconstruct and retell the narratives of objects. The book includes considerations of individual and groups of objects, such as domestic interiors, novelty tea-pots, Scottish stone monuments, African ironworking, a postcolonial painting and memorials to those killed on the roads in Australia. It also contains chapters dealing with particular collectors – including Charles Bell and Beatrix Potter – and representational techniques.
ISBN: 0415692717
Type: Book
Rights: Copyright © 2012 Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group.
Appears in Collections:Books & Book Chapters, School of Museum Studies

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