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Mobility, meaning and the transformations of things : shifting contexts of material culture through time and space

Author: Hans Peter Hahn; Hadas Weiss
Publisher: Oxford, UK : Oxbow Books, Oakville, CT, USA : David Brown Book Company [distributor] [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Things travel around the globe: they are shipped as mass consumer goods, or transported as souvenirs or gifts. There are infinite ways for things to be mobile, not only in the era of globalisation  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Case studies
Conference papers and proceedings
Congresses
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hans Peter Hahn; Hadas Weiss
ISBN: 9781842175255 1842175254
OCLC Number: 820665546
Notes: "The contributions to this book are based on presentations and discussions at a conference, held in October 2011, entitled 'Itineraries of the Material: Shifting Contexts of Value and Things in Time and Space' at the Goethe University in Frankfurt."
Description: iv, 200 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : biographies, travels and itineraries of things / Hans Peter Hahn and Hadas Weiss --
Houses of resistance : time and materiality among the Mao of Ethiopia / Alfredo González-Ruibal --
Imprints as punctuations of material itineraries / Carl Knappett --
The sacred king, royal containers, alienable material contents, and value in contemporary Cameroon / Jean-Pierre Warnier --
Containing precious metals : hallmarking, minting and the materiality of gold and silver in medieval and modern England / Peter Oakley --
Worthless things? : on the difference between devaluing and sorting out things / Anamaria Depner --
Against the throw-away-mentality : the reuse of amphoras in ancient maritime transport / Selma Abdelhamid --
A secondary use of Roman coins? : possibilities and limitations of object biography / Gordana Ciric --
The role of flint in mediating identities : the microscopic evidence / Annelou van Gijn and Karsten Wentink --
Wampum as maussian objet social totalitaire / Mario Schmidt --
Bright as the sun : the appropriation of amber objects in Mycenaean Greece / Joseph Maran --
The materiality of medieval heirlooms : from biographical to sacred objects / Roberta Gilchrist --
Epilogue : cultural biographies and itineraries of things : second thoughts / David Fontijn.
Responsibility: edited by Hans Peter Hahn and Hadas Weiss.

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