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Material Cultures

A group about the materialities of culture and the culture of materials.

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Books on Material Culture 6 Replies

Hello Everyone - can anyone recommend any key texts for studying material culture that you feel are indispensable or useful? Very much appreciated...Continue

Started by Logan Sparks. Last reply by Matthew Timothy Bradey Dec 27, 2013.

Ritual and Fabric

Please feel free to share any feedback you might ahve on my post:…Continue

Started by Logan Sparks Jan 3, 2013.

ROADS & ANTHROPOLOGY

Roads and Anthropology Special Issue of Mobilities Edited by D. Dalakoglou & P. HarveyRoads elicit powerful temporal imaginaries, holding out the promise (or threat) of future connectivity, while…Continue

Started by Dimitris Dalakoglou Sep 14, 2012.

THE ANTHROPOLOGICAL DEFINITION OF MATERIAL CULTURE (by Nold Egenter)

ON THE WAY TOWARDS AN ANTHROPOLOGICAL PREHISTORYMost archaeologists and prehistorians are not fully aware of the 'historistic handicaps' of their field. One of the few who clearlysaw these…Continue

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Started by Nold Egenter Oct 27, 2010.

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Comment by Valentini on March 25, 2014 at 4:38pm

Hey everyone,

I'd like to share an article I wrote based on an undergraduate research project on material culture. It is about childhood toys and play practices that persist into adulthood, so it deals a lot with the importance of objects in social relations, family storytelling, and age/growing old. You can read it here, I'd love to hear feedback!

http://www.materialworldblog.com/2014/03/tracing-continuity-between...

 

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