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Author: Daniel Miller
Publisher: Durham, N.C. : Duke University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Exploring the varied manifestations of materiality from ancient times to the present, this book assesses the fundamental role of materiality in shaping humanity.

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Durham, N.C. : Duke University Press, 2005
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Miller
ISBN: 0822335301 9780822335306 0822335425 9780822335429 9780822386711 0822386712
OCLC Number: 58546771
Description: 294 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Objects in the mirror appear closer than they are / Lynn Meskell --
A materialist approach to materiality / Michael Rowlands --
Some properties of art and culture : ontologies of the image and economics of exchange / Fred Myers --
Sticky subjects and sticky objects : the substance of African Christian healing / Matthew Engelke --
Does money matter? : abstraction and substitution in alternative financial forms / Bill Maurer --
The materiality of finance theory / Hirokazu Miyazaki --
Signs are not the garb of meaning : on the social analysis of material things / Webb Keane --
Materiality and cognition : the changing face of things / Susanne Küchler --
Beyond mediation : three new material registers and their consequences / Nigel Thrift --
Things happen : or, from which moment does that object come? / Christopher Pinney.
Responsibility: edited by Daniel Miller.


A collection of essays rethinking the current uses of material culture study in anthropology, including engagements with art, science, and technology.  Read more...


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"A milestone collection. Of all of the recent works on material culture available, this is the one that exposes the complete range of perspectives and theoretical strategies that the most noted Read more...

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