Material Cultures: Why Some Things Matter
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The field of material culture, while historically well established, has recently enjoyed something of a renaissance. Methods once dominated by Marxist- and commodity-oriented analyses and by the study of objects as symbols are giving way to a more ethnographic approach to artifacts. This orientation is the cornerstone of the essays presented in Material Cultures. A collect...more
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Published February 17th 1998 by University Of Chicago Press (first published October 31st 1997)
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