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Materiality and society

Author: Tim Dant
Publisher: Maidenhead [England] : Open University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book examines the relationships between society and material culture: the interaction between people and things. Tim Dant argues that the traditional approach to material culture has focused on the symbolic meanings of objects, largely overlooking the material impact that objects have on everyday life in late modernity. Dant resists the now well-established model of consumption as the principal relationship  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Dant, Tim, 1951-
Materiality and society.
Maidenhead : Open University Press, 2005
(OCoLC)58997625
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tim Dant
ISBN: 0335224733 9780335224739 1280951192 9781280951190
OCLC Number: 246970046
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 170 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: The sociality of things --
Material civilization --
Technology and modernity --
Agency, affordance, and actor-networks --
Being-with materiality --
Material interaction --
Materiality and society.
Responsibility: Tim Dant.

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