The Resource From the contested zone: : string figures in the museum

From the contested zone: : string figures in the museum

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From the contested zone: : string figures in the museum
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From the contested zone:
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string figures in the museum
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Language
eng
Summary
"American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land in 1948, anthropologist Frederick McCarthy working with Ngarrawu Mununggurr as his principal informant and collaborator, made what stands as the largest known collection of mounted string figures from one community at one time, in the world. ‘The String Figures of Yirrkala’ sit on the line of demarcation between the material and the intangible: they exist as material objects, but any substantive sense that can be made of them relies on reference to a body of intangible embodied knowledge: the Yolngu practice of string figure making. As a collection, they also encode systems of western scientific thinking (recording, classification and ordering). An investigation of the collection reveals the tensions and disparities between these two systems of making meaning/knowledge. The particular cross-cultural nature of these objects dramatises the dialogical relationship between the intangible and the material available to interpretation." -- From Abstract. Includes map of Arnhem Land including three principal Expedition base camps and illustrations of Ngarrawu Mununggurr showing animation of string fugures
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AIAS
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McKenzie, Robyn
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  • McCarthy, Frederick D.
  • Mununggurr, Ngarrawu
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
Label
From the contested zone: : string figures in the museum
Link
http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/museumstudies/documents/museologicalreview/MR-15-2011.pdf
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Publication
Note
Printout copy made under Part VA of the Copyright Act 1968
Bibliography note
Include bibliography: pages 61-62
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 volume
Issn
1354-5825
Media category
  • unmediated
  • computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Reproduction note
Printout.
Specific material designation
  • regular print
  • remote
Label
From the contested zone: : string figures in the museum
Link
http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/museumstudies/documents/museologicalreview/MR-15-2011.pdf
Publication
Note
Printout copy made under Part VA of the Copyright Act 1968
Bibliography note
Include bibliography: pages 61-62
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 volume
Issn
1354-5825
Media category
  • unmediated
  • computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Reproduction note
Printout.
Specific material designation
  • regular print
  • remote

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