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Thinking through things : theorising artefacts in ethnographically

Author: Amiria J M Henare; Martin Holbraad; Sari Wastell
Publisher: Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2007.
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Thinking through things challenges habitual theoretical assumptions about the relationship of things and concepts, objects and subjects, materiality and sociality. The book explores the place of objects in analytical strategies, and asks how objects encountered in the field might provide the terms of their own analysis - that is, the argument is that instead of slotting things into categories determined by a  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Amiria J M Henare; Martin Holbraad; Sari Wastell
ISBN: 9781844720729 1844720721 9781844720712 1844720713 9780203088791 0203088794
OCLC Number: 225549594
Notes: Amiria Henare is a New Zealander.
Description: x, 237 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction: thinking through things / Amiria Henare, Martin Holbraad, and Sari Wastell --
2. 'Smuk is king': the action of cigarettes in a Papua New Guinea prison / Adam Reed --
3. Taonga Mäori: encompassing rights and property in New Zealand / Amiria Henare --
4. The "legal thing" in Swaziland: res judicata and divine kingship / Sari Wastell --
5. Collection as a way of being / Andrew Moutu --
6. Separating and containing people and things in Mongolia / Rebecca Empson --
7. Talismans of thought: shamanist ontologies and extended cognition in northern Mongolia / Morten Axel Pedersen --
8. Differentiation and encompassment: a critique of Alfred Gell's theory of the abduction of creativity / James Leach --
9. The power of powder: multiplicity and motion in the divinatory cosmology of Cuban Ifá (or mana, again) / Martin Holbraad.
Responsibility: edited by Amiria Henare, Martin Holbraad & Sari Wastell.
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