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Material cultures : why some things matter

Material cultures : why some things matter

Author: Daniel Miller
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
The field of material culture has been historically well established but has recently enjoyed something of a renaissance. Methods once dominated by Marxist-oriented analyses, in which objects are understood as commodities, and by the study of objects as symbols are starting to give way to a more ethnographic approach to artifacts. This orientation to practice is the cornerstone of the essays presented in Material
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Miller
ISBN: 0226526003 9780226526003 0226526011 9780226526010
OCLC Number: 37475121
Description: xi, 243 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Why some things matter / Daniel Miller --
Radio texture: between self and others / Jo Tacchi --
From woollen carpet to grass carpet: bridging house and garden in an English suburb / Sophie Chevalier --
Window shopping at home: classifieds, catalogues and new consumer skills / Alison J. Clarke --
The message in paper / Andrea Pellegram --
Material of culture, fabric of identity / Neil Jarman --
Calypso's consequences / Justin Finden-Crofts --
Coca-Cola: a black sweet drink from Trinidad / Daniel Miller --
Signs of the new nation: gift exchange, consumption and aid on a former collective farm in north-west Estonia / Sigrid Rausing --
At home and abroad: inalienable wealth, personal consumption and the formulations of femininity in the southern Philippines / Mark Johnson.
Responsibility: edited by Daniel Miller.
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A collection of case studies which move from the domestic sphere to the global arena, this work includes examinations of the soundscape produced by home radios, catalogue shopping, the role of paper  Read more...


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