Publication: Things between Worlds. Creating Exoticism and Authenticity MATERIAL CULTURE REVIEW, No. 79

This special issue of the Material Culture Review is concerned with things being used in a context other than the one in which they originated. Delocalization and relocalization of material culture happen on different scales—not only between different continents, but also within the same country or inside a single apartment. This perspective allows to study the migration of objects from one territory to another.



Material Culture Review

Guest editor: Noémie Etienne

Things between Worlds.

Creating Exoticism and Authenticity in the West, from the 19th Century to the Present.


Editorial – Noémie Etienne, Manuel Charpy, Jean Estebanez, p. 1




Maria Gindhart, p. 7
Ethnographic Exoticism: Charles-Arthur Bourgeois’s Snake Charmer

Manuel Charpy, p. 24

La fabrique de l’exotisme:

Commerces et consommations des objets exotiques à Paris et New York au XIXe siècle


Noémie Etienne, p. 46

Memory in Action:

Clothing, Art, and Authenticity in Anthropological Dioramas (New York, 1900)

Lisa Crossman, p. 60

Macy’s Latin American Fair: A Temple Built on the Anxieties of Inter/Americanism 

Fred Myers, p. 78

Paintings, Publics, and Protocols: The early Paintings from Papunya

Brigitte Derlon and Monique Jeudy-Ballini, p. 92

Domestication and the Preservation of Wildness: The Self and the Other in Primitive Art Collecting


Cindy Kang – Exhibition Review, p. 102

Review of Interwoven Globe: The Worldwide Textile Trade, 1500-1800, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, September 16, 2013-January 5, 2014

Nadia Radwan – Book Review, p. 107

Review of Shalem, Avinoam, ed., with contributions by Michelina Di Cesare, Heather Coffey, and Alberto Saviello, 2013. Constructing the Image of Muhammad in Europe. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter GmbH.

Sarah W. Mallory – Book Review, p. 108
Review of Adriana Kertzer. Favelization. New York: Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, 2014.  322 pp: illustrated throughout. English and Portuguese. E-book.

Patrick Verley Book Review, p. 109
Review of Nadège Sougy (dir.), Luxes et internationalisation (XVIe-XIXe siècles). Actes du colloque de juin 2009, Neuchâtel, Editions Alphil-Presses universitaires suisses, 2013.

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