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Material Cultures - Why Some Things Matter (Paperback, 2nd) Loot Price: R884
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Material Cultures - Why Some Things Matter (Paperback, 2nd): Daniel Miller

Material Cultures - Why Some Things Matter (Paperback, 2nd)

Daniel Miller

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The field of material culture, while historically well established, has recently enjoyed something of a renaissance. Methods once dominated by Marxist- and commodity-oriented analyses and by the study of objects as symbols are giving way to a more ethnographic approach to artifacts. This orientation is the cornerstone of the essays presented in "Material Cultures," A collection of case studies which move from the domestic sphere to the global arena, the volume includes examinations of the soundscape produced by home radios, catalog shopping, the role of paper in the workplace, and the relationship between the production and consumption of Coca-Cola in Trinidad.
The diversity of the essays is mediated by their common commitment to ethnography with a material focus. Rather than examine objects as mirages of media or language, "Material Cultures" emphasizes how the study of objects not only contributes to an understanding of artifacts but is also an effective means for studying social values and contradictions.

General

Imprint: Routledge
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: May 1998
First published: February 1998
Editors: Daniel Miller
Dimensions: 234 x 159 x 14mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
Edition: 2nd
ISBN-13: 978-0-226-52601-0
Categories: Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Interdisciplinary studies > Cultural studies > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Anthropology > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues > Consumer issues
LSN: 0-226-52601-1
Barcode: 9780226526010

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