Trophies, Relics and Curios?

Missionary Heritage from Africa and the Pacific

Edited by Karen Jacobs, Chantal Knowles and Chris Wingfield | 2015

The British Missionary movement, which began in earnest in the early 19th century, was one of the most extraordinary movements of the last two centuries, radically transforming the lives of people in large parts of…




Mercados de la Mixteca

Si no hay carro, no hay negocio

Laura van Broekhoven | 2015

Los mercados de la Mixteca son colectividades vibrantes y dinámicas que funcionan y forman parte del macrocontexto de la globalización, desde el consumismo hasta el movimiento mundial de productos y personas. Por lo general, la…




Hajj

Global Interactions through Pilgrimage

Edited by Luitgard Mols & Marjo Buitelaar | 2015

Every year, in the last month of the Islamic calendar, millions of Muslims from around the world come together in Mecca to perform the Hajj, the pilgrimage that all capable Muslims should perform at least…




Mobile Community Reporting

A Grassroots Perspective on Journalism

Olivier Nyirubugara | 2014

Almost everyone in Africa knows a mobile phone, the most widespread communication technology on the continent. That technology started as a voice-only tool before integrating other functions such as messaging, sound and image recording and…




Ritual Failure

Archaeological Perspectives

Edited by Vasiliki G. Koutrafouri & Jeff Sanders | 2013

‘Ritual Failure’ is a new concept in archaeology adopted from the discipline of anthropology. Resilient religious systems disappearing, strict believers and faithful practitioners not performing their rites, entire societies changing their customs: how does a…




Creating Authenticity

Authentication Processes in Ethnographic Museums

Edited by Alexander Geurds & Laura Van Broekhoven | 2013

‘Authenticity’ and authentication is at the heart of museums’ concerns in displays, objects, and interaction with visitors. These notions have formed a central element in early thought on culture and collecting. Nineteenth century-explorers, commissioned museum…




Engendering objects

Dynamics of Barkcloth and Gender among the Maisin of Papua New Guinea

Anna-Karina Hermkens | 2013

Engendering objects explores social and cultural dynamics among Maisin people in Collingwood Bay (Papua New Guinea) through the lens of material culture. Focusing upon the visually stimulating decorated barkcloths that are used as male and…




Trophies, Relics and Curios?

Missionary Heritage from Africa and the Pacific

Edited by Karen Jacobs, Chantal Knowles and Chris Wingfield | 2015

The British Missionary movement, which began in earnest in the early 19th century, was one of the most extraordinary movements of the last two centuries, radically transforming the lives of people in large parts of…




Mercados de la Mixteca

Si no hay carro, no hay negocio

Laura van Broekhoven | 2015

Los mercados de la Mixteca son colectividades vibrantes y dinámicas que funcionan y forman parte del macrocontexto de la globalización, desde el consumismo hasta el movimiento mundial de productos y personas. Por lo general, la…




Hajj

Global Interactions through Pilgrimage

Edited by Luitgard Mols & Marjo Buitelaar | 2015

Every year, in the last month of the Islamic calendar, millions of Muslims from around the world come together in Mecca to perform the Hajj, the pilgrimage that all capable Muslims should perform at least…




Mobile Community Reporting

A Grassroots Perspective on Journalism

Olivier Nyirubugara | 2014

Almost everyone in Africa knows a mobile phone, the most widespread communication technology on the continent. That technology started as a voice-only tool before integrating other functions such as messaging, sound and image recording and…




Ritual Failure

Archaeological Perspectives

Edited by Vasiliki G. Koutrafouri & Jeff Sanders | 2013

‘Ritual Failure’ is a new concept in archaeology adopted from the discipline of anthropology. Resilient religious systems disappearing, strict believers and faithful practitioners not performing their rites, entire societies changing their customs: how does a…




Creating Authenticity

Authentication Processes in Ethnographic Museums

Edited by Alexander Geurds & Laura Van Broekhoven | 2013

‘Authenticity’ and authentication is at the heart of museums’ concerns in displays, objects, and interaction with visitors. These notions have formed a central element in early thought on culture and collecting. Nineteenth century-explorers, commissioned museum…




Engendering objects

Dynamics of Barkcloth and Gender among the Maisin of Papua New Guinea

Anna-Karina Hermkens | 2013

Engendering objects explores social and cultural dynamics among Maisin people in Collingwood Bay (Papua New Guinea) through the lens of material culture. Focusing upon the visually stimulating decorated barkcloths that are used as male and…







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