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Neurath's whale

Henning, M. (2009) Neurath's whale. In: The Afterlife of Animals, Manchester University, UK, 16 December 2009. Available from:

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Taking a brief passage by Otto Neurath about a whale exhibit, I raise questions about how we interpret exhibits, using phenomenological and social-historical approaches, and I use Bruno Latour’s notion of objects as actants and imbroglios to reconsider the anthropological idea of the “social life of things” and ask how museums and popular attractions manage and contain their specimens.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Bruno Latour, Otto Neurath, museums, objects
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education > School of Art and Design
Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education > School of Film and Journalism
ID Code:11137
Deposited By: G. Brown
Deposited On:23 Aug 2010 09:29
Last Modified:18 Feb 2015 16:46

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