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Material culture in the social world : values, activities, lifestyles

Author: Tim Dant
Publisher: Buckingham : Open Univ. Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1. publ. reprView all editions and formats
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Concerns human interaction with everyday objects and occurrences, and how this affects the way we respond to others. The book uses theoretical works by Marx and Baudrillard as a basis, as well as,  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tim Dant
ISBN: 033519821X 9780335198214 0335198228 9780335198221
OCLC Number: 705993580
Description: 227 Seiten
Contents: Introduction - the cairn and the mini-strip; consuming or living with things?; fetishism and the social value of objects; building and dwelling; wearing it out - written and material clothing; playing with things - interacting with a windsurfer; objects in time - modernity and biography; turn it on - objects that matter; who's what? - people as objects; conclusion; further reading.
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