Material Cultures: Why Some Things Matter / Edition 1

Material Cultures: Why Some Things Matter / Edition 1

by Daniel Miller
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1857286863

ISBN-13: 9781857286861

Pub. Date: 11/13/1997

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This volume is an ethnographic study of material cultures. Incorporating local and global dimensions, a team of scholars explore the changing experiences of cultures in locations as disparate as the Philippines and Northern Ireland. Material culture and consumption studies have undergone something of a renaissance recently. This study provides an up-to-date

Overview

This volume is an ethnographic study of material cultures. Incorporating local and global dimensions, a team of scholars explore the changing experiences of cultures in locations as disparate as the Philippines and Northern Ireland. Material culture and consumption studies have undergone something of a renaissance recently. This study provides an up-to-date analysis of a developing field in sociological and anthropological based courses.; This book is intended for undergraduate/MA courses on material culture and consumption within cultural studies and anthropology degree schemes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781857286861
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/13/1997
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.54(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Notes on Contributors
1: Why some things matter
Daniel Miller
2: Radio texture: between self and others
Jo Tacchi
3: From woollen carpet to grass carpet: bridging house and garden in an English suburb
Sophie Chevalier
4: Window shopping at home: classifieds, catalogues and new consumer skills
Alison J. Clarke
5: The message in paper
Andrea Pellegram
6: Material of culture, fabric of identity
Neil Jarman
7: Calypso's consequences
Justin Finden-Crofts
8: Coca-Cola: a black sweet drink from Trinidad
Daniel Miller
9: Signs of the new nation: gift exchange, consumption and aid on a former collective farm in north-west Estonia
Sigrid Rausing
10: At home and abroad: inalienable wealth, personal consumption and the formulations of femininity in the southern Philippines
Mark Johnson
Index

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