Third-party classification: Exposing likeness between satellites dishes, troll figurines and mass-produced bedspreads in a Romanian local museum

@article{Klimaszewski2015ThirdpartyCE,
  title={Third-party classification: Exposing likeness between satellites dishes, troll figurines and mass-produced bedspreads in a Romanian local museum},
  author={Cheryl Klimaszewski},
  journal={Journal of Documentation},
  year={2015},
  volume={72},
  pages={156-171}
}
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to foreground the ways in which material objects emerged as a kind of classificatory force during a visit to a local museum in rural Romania. It considers ways in which classification both influences and is influenced by the spatio-temporal assemblages of things. Design/methodology/approach – Visual and textual ethnographic field data collected to document the museum tour are interpreted using a phenomenological approach. Jane Bennett’s agency of… CONTINUE READING
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