Animism: Episode 1


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Online exhibition with audio guide. "Dictionaries define animism usually as the belief in spirits, or as the attribution of conscious life to nature and inanimate objects ... Since the nineteenth century, anthropologists began to use the term animism for countless cultural practices that they thought failed to draw these distinctions correctly ... This exhibition project suggested that the way anthropologists imagined animism has played a crucial role in colonial representations of the non-European world."