Matter, Materiality And Modern Culture

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Overview

Matter, Materiality and Modern Culture offers a new approach to the study of contemporary objects, to give the reader a new understanding of the relationship between people and their material world. It asks how the very stuff of our world has shaped our societies by addressing a broad array of questions including:

• why do Berliners have such strange door keys?

• should the Isle of Wight pop festival be preserved?

• could aliens tell a snail shell from a waste paper basket

• why did Victorian England make so much of death and burial?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415167048
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/10/2000
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

P.M. Graves-Brown studied Archaeology and Prehistory at Sheffield University and gained his PhD in archaeology at Southampton University. He currently works as an archaeological curator in South Wales. He has published a wider variety of work, mainly on human origins and modern material culture.

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