Books and journal issues

This co-written book offers a collaborative ethnographic investigation of Indigenous museum practices in three Pacific museums located at the corners of the so-called Poly­nesian triangle: Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, Hawai‘i – Museum of New Zea­land Te Papa Tongarewa – Museo Antropo­lógico Padre Sebastián Englert, Rapa Nui.

This book provides a new look at the old anthropological concern with materiality and connectivity. It understands materiality not as defined property of some-thing, nor does it take connectivity as merely a relation between discrete entities. Some­what akin to Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle, it sees materiality and connectivity as two...

What is the future of curatorship? Is there a vision for an ideal model, a curatopia – whether in the form of a utopia or dystopia? Or is there a plurality of approa­ches, amoun­ting to a curatorial heterotopia? This pio­neering volume addresses these questions by considering the current state of curatorship.

In the context of pressing environmental challenges in the Pacific and indeed the world, this special issue sheds light on the diverse ways in which people in Oceania experience environments, as well as the diverse ways in which environmental knowledge can be articulated. 

This special issue juxtaposes articles on approaches to provenance research conducted at German museums and universities with articles on past, present and future potentialities of restitutions...

Articles and chapters

This article introduces the art historical method of functional deixis into the study of material culture in anthropology. Functional deixis begins with a thorough empirical description of communicative effects – visual and embodied – produced by a material thing on the beholder. It then proceeds by tending to a kind of...

En este escrito analizamos los itinerarios y las estrategias de acción desplegadas por los jóvenes rapanui en la ejecución de sus fugas. Con ambos aspectos accedemos a una dimensión micropolítica y fenomenológica de estas.