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Ethnographic museums privilege viewing at the expense of other sensory engagements. Would you agree this is indeed the case, and if so, to what extent is this problematic? Discuss with reference to problems of representation in postcolonial museum setting

These readings should be used: (not necessarily all of them)

Butler, Shelley Ruth. 2000. The Politics of Exhibiting Culture: Legacies and Possibilities. Museum
Anthropology 23[3]:74-92

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Clifford, James. 2004. Looking Several Ways: Anthropology and Native Heritage in Alaska. Current
Anthropology 45[1]:5-30

Brown, A.K. & Peers, L. 2013. The Blackfoot Shirts Project: ‘Our Ancestors Have Come to Visit’. in The
International Handbooks of Museum Studies: Volume II: Transformations, edited by A. Coombes & R.Phillips. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

Chatterjee, Helen J. 2008. Touch in museums: policy and practice in object handling. Oxford: Berg.

Dudley, Sandra H., ed. 2010. Museum Materialities: objects, engagements, interpretations. London:
Routledge.

Edwards, Elizabeth, Chris Gosden, Ruth B. Phillips, eds. 2006. Sensible Objects: Colonialism, Museums and Material Culture. Oxford: Berg.

Karp, Ivan and Steven D. Lavine, eds. 1991. Exhibiting Cultures. The Poetics and Politics of MuseumDisplay. Washington DC: Smithsonian Institution Press.

Myers, Fred R. 1994. Culture-Making: Performing Aboriginality at the Asia Society Gallery. American Ethnologist 21[4]:679-699.

Penny, H. Glenn. 2002. Objects of Culture: Ethnology and Ethnographic Museums in ImperialGermany. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press.

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