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Sharon Macdonald, Tony Bennett & Arjun Appadurai – THING (German, English)

Dictionary of Now #4
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Lectures, talk, Oct 10, 2016
Ethnologisches Museum Berlin

Museums stage objects as testimonies of specific narratives. How do these museum things articulate the global order and supplant alternative narratives? What meanings do they adopt in the context of the dynamics of globalization and decolonization? At one of the last events at the Dahlem location of the Ethnologische Museum, Arjun Appadurai, Tony Bennett and Sharon Macdonald will explore the “thing”: its subtexts, its tenacity and its political dimension.

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