The Material Culture of Failure: When Things Do Wrong

The Material Culture of Failure: When Things Do Wrong

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ISBN-13: 9781350091719
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 11/29/2018
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.49(d)

About the Author

Timothy Carroll, Teaching Fellow, University College London, UK

David Jeevendrampillai, Research Associate, University of Oxford, UK

Aaron Parkhurst, Teaching Fellow, University College London, UK

Julie Shackelford, Research Associate, University College London, UK

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Notes on Contributors
Acknowledgments

Foreword: Failure and Fragility: Towards a Material Culture of the End of the World as We Knew It
Dimitris Dalakoglu, Vrije University Amsterdam, Netherlands

1. Introduction: Toward a General Theory of Failure
Timothy Carroll, David Jeevendrampillai, and Aaron Parkhurst, University College London, UK

2. Miracles and Crushed Dreams: Material Disillusions in the Design Industry
Camilla Sundwall, University College London, UK

3. When Krishna Wore a Kimono: Deity Clothing as Rupture and Inefficacy
Urmila Mohan, University College London, UK

4. Whitened Anxiety: Bottled Identity in the Emirates
Aaron Lee Parkhurst, University College London, UK

5. Holy Water, Healing and the Sacredness of Knowledge
Alexandra Antohin, Institute of Orthodox Christian Studies, UK

6. Haredi (Material) Cultures of Health at the 'Hard to Reach' Margins of the State
Ben Kasstan, Durham University, UK

7. Failure as Constructive Participation? Being Stupid in the Suburbs
David Jeevendrampillai, University College London, UK

8. Destruction of Locality: On Heritage and Failure in 'Crisis Syria'
Julie Shackelford, University College London, UK

9. Axis of Incoherence: Engagement and Failure Between Two Material Regimes of Christianity
Timothy Carroll, University College London, UK

10. The Materiality of Silence: Assembling the Absence of Sound and the Memory of 9/11
Pwyll ap Stifin, University College London, UK

Afterword
Victor Buchli, University College London, UK

Index

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