Material Cultures

Material Cultures : Why Some Things Matter

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This volume is an ethnographic study of material cultures. Incorporating local and global dimensions, a team of scholars explore the changing experiences of cultures in locations as disparate as the Philippines and Northern Ireland. Material culture and consumption studies have undergone something of a renaissance recently. This study provides an up-to-date analysis of a developing field in sociological and anthropological based courses. This book is intended for undergraduate/MA courses on material culture and consumption within cultural studies and anthropology degree more

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  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 156 x 234mm
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 1857286855
  • 9781857286854

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Part I The domestic sphere: Radio texture - between self and others, Jo Tacchi; As seen on TV: socialization of the tele-visual consumer, Alison Clarke; From woollen carpet to grass carpet: bridging house and garden in an English suburbia, Sophie Chevalier. Part II The public sphere: The message in paper, Andrea Pellegram; Material of culture, fabric of indentity, Neil Jarman; Calypso's consequence, Justin Finden-Croft. Part III The global sphere: Coca-cola - a black sweet drink from Trinidad, Daniel Miller; Signs of the new nation - gift exchange, consumption and aid on a former collective farm in North West Estonia, Sigrid Rausing; At home and abroad: inalienable wealth, personal consumption and the reformulation of feminine identity in the Southern Philippines, Mark more

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