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Things

Author: Bill Brown
Publisher: Chicago : University Of Chicago Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book is an invitation to think about why children chew pencils why we talk to our cars, our refrigerators, our computers rosary beads and worry beads Cuban cigars why we no longer wear hats that we can tip to one another and why we don't seem to long to what has been described as bourgeois longing. It is an invitation to think about the fetishism of daily life in different times and in different cultures. It  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bill Brown
ISBN: 0226076113 9780226076119 0226076121 9780226076126
OCLC Number: 53443165
Description: 471 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Thing theory / Bill Brown --
Shadows and Ephemera / Sidney R. Nagel --
Descartes's geometry as spiritual exercise / Matthew L. Jones --
Lyric substance: on riddles, materialism, and poetic obscurity / Daniel Tiffany --
The defecating duck, or, the ambiguous origins of artificial life / Jessica Riskin --
Words and the murder of the thing / Peter Schwenger --
Why has critique run out of steam: from matters of fact to matters of concern / Bruno Latour --
Fetishizing the glove in Renaissance Europe / Peter Stallybrass and Ann Rosalind Jones --
Modern Metamorphoses and disgraceful tales / Jonathan Lamb --
Romanticism and the life of things: fossils, totems, and images / W.J.T. Mitchell --
The Russian constructivist flapper dress / Christina Kiaer --
The romance of caffeine and aluminum / Jeffrey T. Schnapp --
Object, relic, fetish, thing: Joseph Beuys and the museum / Charity Scribner --
A pebble, a camera, a man who turns into a telegraph pole / John Frow --
Fateful attachments: on collecting, fidelity, and Lao She / Rey Chow --
"Dying is an art, like everything else" / Michael Taussig --
"Paths that wind through the thicket of things" / Lesley Stern --
Things on film: Shadows and voice in Wright Morris's field of vision / Alan Trachtenberg.
Responsibility: edited by Bill Brown.
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