Dear Magda Buchczyk,
"School/Organization/Current anthropological attachment
I looked again at their site (anthropology) and again discovered what they write about material culture:
"Material culture accepts that we all live with and through a material world whether of canoes and rice fields or cities and denim jeans. We recognise that people gain their habits, the way they eat and meet, and also their values, partly through growing up within particular material environments and the everyday order found in the spaces within houses, or the way they are expected to dress. This is equally important in developing their values, ethics beliefs about the world and their politics. So we are as much concerned with the way material culture makes people as with the way through technologies and other practices, people make things including creatively making different worlds for themselves. Material culture complements social anthropology in placing more emphasis on the struggles that take place in the everyday worlds of making and doing things and less emphasis on social relations such as kinship. This also leads to a concern with the media of expressive culture ranging from visual anthropology, mass consumer goods to mass media and art. "
YOU ARE AT A REALLY GOOD UNIVERSITY!!!!
(Do you know Elizabeth Stanfield?)
All the best, Nold Egenter