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The Oxford handbook of material culture studies / edited by Dan Hicks and Mary C. Beaudry.

Contributor(s): Hicks, Dan, 1972- | Beaudry, Mary Carolyn, 1950-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Oxford handbooks: Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, c2010Description: xvi, 774 p. : ill., facsims. ; 26 cm.ISBN: 9780199218714 (hbk. : acidfree paper); 0199218714 (hbk. : acid-free paper).Other title: Material culture studies.Subject(s): Material culture | Material culture -- Research -- Methodology | Archaeology -- MethodologyDDC classification: Other classification: 73.20
Contents:
Introduction : material culture studies : a reactionary view / Dan Hicks and Mary C. Beaudry -- The material-cultural turn : event and effect / Dan Hicks -- Material geographies / Ian Cook and Divya P. Tolia-Kelly -- Material culture in folklife studies / Robert Saint George -- Material histories / Ann Brower Stahl -- The materials of STS / John Law -- Material culture and the dance of agency / Andrew Pickering -- Consumption / Michael Dietler -- Fieldwork and collecting / Gavin Lucas -- Gifts and exchange / Hirokazu Miyazaki -- Art as action, art as evidence / Howard Morphy -- Archaeological assemblages and practices of deposition / Rosemary Joyce with Joshua Pollard -- Technology and material life / Kacy L. Hollenback and Michael Brian Schiffer -- The malice of inanimate objects : material agency / Andrew M. Jones and Nicole Boivin -- From identity and material culture to personhood and materiality / Chris Fowler -- Materiality and embodiment / Zoë Crossland -- Material culture in primates / Tatyana Humle -- Cultural landscapes / Lesley Head -- Ecological landscapes / Sarah Whatmore and Steve Hinchliffe -- Urban materialities : meaning, magnitude, friction, and outcomes / Roland Fletcher -- Architecture and cultural history / Carl R. Lounsbury -- Households and "home cultures" / Victor Buchli -- Stone tools / Rodney Harrison -- The landscape garden as material culture : lessons from France / Chandra Mukerji -- Built objects / Douglass Bailey and Lesley McFadyen -- Ceramics (as containers) / Carl Knappett, Lambros Malafouris, and Peter Tomkins -- Magical things : on fetishes, commodities, and computers / Peter Pels -- Afterword : fings ain't wot they use t' be : thinking through material thinking as placing and arrangement / Nigel Thrift.
Summary: "The Oxford Handbook of Material Culture Studies introduces and reviews current thinking in the interdisciplinary field of material culture studies. Drawing together approaches from archaeology, anthropology, geography, and Science and Technology Studies, through twenty-eight specially commissioned essays by leading international researchers, the volume explores contemporary issues and debates in a series of themed sections--Disciplinary Perspectives, Material Practices, Objects and Humans, Landscapes and the Built Environment, and Studying Particular Things. From Coca-Cola, chimpanzees, artworks, and ceramics, to museums, cities, human bodies, and magical objects, the Handbook is an essential resource for anyone with an interest in materiality and the place of material objects in human social life, both past and present. A comprehensive bibliography enhances its usefulness as a research tool."--Publisher's website.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [646]-758) and index.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [646]-758) and index.

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