By Tim Barringer,Tom Flynn

Drawing jointly a global workforce of students from a number of disciplinary and cultural backgrounds, Colonialism and the Object explores the influence of colonial touch with different cultures at the fabric tradition of either the colonized and the imperial nation.

The ebook comprises extensive case-studies of gadgets from India, Pakistan, New Zealand, China and Africa, all of that have been amassed by way of, or exhibited in, the associations of the British Empire, and key chapters tackle problems with radical id throughout cultural limitations, and the hybird varieties of items that can emerge whilst cultures meet.

Colonialism and the Object is vital examining for all these attracted to post-colonial thought, museum experiences, fabric tradition and layout history.

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