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Anatomy Museum: Death and the Body Displayed

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Description for Anatomy Museum: Death and the Body Displayed Hardcover. Elizabeth Hallam investigates the anatomy museum and how it reveals the fascination and fears that surround the dead body in Western societies. It also examines such topics as artistic works that employ images of dead bodies, and the debate over the disposal of corpses. Num Pages: 408 pages, 180 illustrations, 60 in colour. BIC Classification: GM; JHBZ; MBX; MFC. Category: (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 234 x 168. .
Anatomy museums contain some of the most compelling and challenging displays of the human body. This innovative book focusing on one such museum - in Scotland's northeast - opens up a wide-ranging history of deceased bodies on display, from medieval relics, to nineteenth-century mega-collections of human remains, to the controversial Body Worlds exhibition that is touring the globe. A surprisingly varied and ever-changing material and visual culture of human anatomy emerges through this history, shaped by multiple factors, including colonialism and war, as well as shifts in medical institutions, technologies and media.Within its massive granite architecture, the Anatomy Museum of ... Read more

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About Elizabeth Hallam
Elizabeth Hallam is a Research Associate at the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, University of Oxford, and a Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Anthropology, University of Aberdeen. Her books include the co-authored Death, Memory and Material Culture (2001), the co-edited volumes Medical Museums: Past, Present, Future (2013) and Making and Growing: Anthropological Studies of Organisms and Artefacts ... Read more

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