The human in multiple, hybrid topologies

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Abstract

Based on ethnographic fieldwork at a modern Danish museum of natural history, and inspired by the philosophical work of Michel Serres and STS scholars Bruno Latour, John Law, Annemarie Mol and Mike Michael, this paper explores the shifting and morphing of museum visitors as they engage in multiple hybrid associations with a museum exhibition, fellow visitors and portable, mediating technologies such as exercise pamphlets, mobile phone cameras and animal costumes. Museum visitors couple up with various entities and participate in multiple enactments; they associate and dissociate, and thus constitute shifting fluid and flickering human hybrid topologies.

The ethnography of hybrid, morphing museum visitors is related to literature on the relations between people and places. Multiplicity-oriented and heterogeneous ways of conceptualizing the human subject are considered for their implications for research; how to explore and represent the relations between people and places.
OriginalsprogDansk
Publikationsdato25 maj 2011
Antal sider1
StatusUdgivet - 25 maj 2011
BegivenhedNordic Geographers' Meeting : Geographical Knowledge, Nature and Practice - Roskilde Universitet, Roskilde, Danmark
Varighed: 24 maj 201127 maj 2011
http://ruconf.ruc.dk/index.php/ngm/ngm2011

Konference

KonferenceNordic Geographers' Meeting
LokationRoskilde Universitet
LandDanmark
ByRoskilde
Periode24/05/201127/05/2011
Internetadresse

Emneord

  • oplevelse
  • subjektpositioner
  • material culture
  • museumsformidling
  • ant
  • geografi

Citer dette

Svabo, C. (2011). The human in multiple, hybrid topologies. Abstract fra Nordic Geographers' Meeting , Roskilde, Danmark.