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Materiality

Author: Daniel Miller
Publisher: Durham, N.C. : Duke University Press, 2005.
Series: e-Duke books scholarly collection.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Exploring the varied manifestations of materiality from ancient times to the present, this book assesses the fundamental role of materiality in shaping humanity.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Materiality.
Durham, N.C. : Duke University Press, 2005
(DLC) 2005005701
(OCoLC)58546771
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Miller
ISBN: 9780822386711 0822386712
OCLC Number: 226068116
Description: 1 online resource (294 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Objects in the mirror appear closer than they are / Lynn Meskell --
A materialist approach to materiality / Michael Rowlands --
Some properties of art and culture : ontologies of the image and economics of exchange / Fred Myers --
Sticky subjects and sticky objects : the substance of African Christian healing / Matthew Engelke --
Does money matter? : abstraction and substitution in alternative financial forms / Bill Maurer --
The materiality of finance theory / Hirokazu Miyazaki --
Signs are not the garb of meaning : on the social analysis of material things / Webb Keane --
Materiality and cognition : the changing face of things / Susanne Küchler --
Beyond mediation : three new material registers and their consequences / Nigel Thrift --
Things happen : or, from which moment does that object come? / Christopher Pinney.
Series Title: e-Duke books scholarly collection.
Responsibility: edited by Daniel Miller.

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A collection of essays rethinking the current uses of material culture study in anthropology, including engagements with art, science, and technology.  Read more...

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