Material Culture and Mass Consumerism / Edition 1

Material Culture and Mass Consumerism / Edition 1

by Daniel Miller
     
 

ISBN-10: 0631156054

ISBN-13: 9780631156055

Pub. Date: 12/12/1997

Publisher: Wiley

In recent years, social theory has played an increasingly important role in archaeology. In particular, archaeologists have shown a growing interest in meaning, structure, text, power and ideology. Social Archaeology is a series designed to explore these wider interests and the developing links between archaeology, anthropology, sociology and history. From a basis of…  See more details below

Overview

In recent years, social theory has played an increasingly important role in archaeology. In particular, archaeologists have shown a growing interest in meaning, structure, text, power and ideology. Social Archaeology is a series designed to explore these wider interests and the developing links between archaeology, anthropology, sociology and history. From a basis of detailed archaeological and ethnographic research, the authors will re-examine the relationships between past and present and between material culture and society, looking at, for example, the clothes we wear, the houses we build and the rubbish we deposit. The series will also apply perspectives and methods in archaeology that incorporate or have been influenced by developments in social theory and ethnography.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631156055
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/12/1997
Series:
Social Archaeology
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacevii
Part IObjectification1
1Introduction3
2Hegel and Objectification19
3Marx: Objectification as Rupture34
4Munn: Objectification as Culture50
5Simmel: Objectification as Modernity68
Part IIMaterial Culture83
6The Humility of Objects85
7Artefacts in their Contexts109
Part IIIMass Consumption131
8The Study of Consumption133
9Object Domains, Ideology and Interests158
10Towards a Theory of Consumption178
References219
Index233

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