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Cultural histories of the material world

Author: Peter N Miller
Publisher: Ann Arbor : The University of Michigan Press, [2013] ©2013
Series: Bard Graduate Center cultural histories of the material world.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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All across the humanities fields there is a new interest in materials and materiality. This is the first book to capture and study the "material turn" in the humanities from all its varied perspectives. Cultural Histories of the Material World brings together top scholars from all these different fields--from Art History, Anthropology, Archaeology, Classics, Folklore, History, History of Science, Literature,  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cultural histories of the material world
(OCoLC)897547660
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter N Miller
ISBN: 9780472118915 0472118919
OCLC Number: 820123723
Description: xv, 295 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : The culture of the hand / Peter N. Miller --
Design history and the decorative arts / Glenn Adamson --
The materiality of art / Philippe Bordes --
Mutually contextual : materials, bodies and objects / Brigitte Miriam Bedos-Rezak --
Museum display, an Algonquian bow, and the ship of Theseus / Ivan Gaskell --
Cultural histories of the material world : whose material world? / Sabine MacCormack --
The history of Facebook / Daniel Miller --
Dirty, pretty things : on archaeology and prehistoric materialities / Lynn Meskell --
Archaeology and design history : a thesis and nine theses / Michael Shanks --
Swelling toads, translation, and the paradox of the concrete / Bernard L. Herman --
Materiality and cultural translation : indigenous arts, colonial exchange, and postcolonial perspectives / Ruth B. Phillips --
The antiquarian, the collector, and the cultural history of the material world / Alain Schnapp --
Mountain as material : landscape inscriptions in China / Robert E. Harrist, Jr. --
Objects and history / Jaâs Elsner --
Beyond representation : things, human and nonhuman / Ittai Weinryb --
Materialities of culture / Bill Brown --
Toward a cultural history of the material world / Juliet Fleming --
Thoughts on cultural histories of the material world / Nancy J. Troy --
The history of science as a cultural history of the material world / Pamela H. Smith --
Reflecting on recipes / Deborah L. Krohn --
Music in the material world : cultural traces and historical cases / Elaine Sisman --
A cultural history of the material world of Islam / Jonathan M. Bloom --
Franz Kugler and the concept of world art history / Horst Bredekamp --
The missing link : "antiquarianism," "material culture," and "cultural science" in the work of G.F. Klemm / Peter N. Miller.
Series Title: Bard Graduate Center cultural histories of the material world.
Responsibility: edited by Peter N. Miller.

Abstract:

All across the humanities fields there is a new interest in materials and materiality. This is the first book to capture and study the "material turn" in the humanities from all its varied perspectives. Cultural Histories of the Material World brings together top scholars from all these different fields--from Art History, Anthropology, Archaeology, Classics, Folklore, History, History of Science, Literature, Philosophy--to offer their vision of what cultural history of the material world looks like and attempt to show how attention to materiality can contribute to a more precise historical understanding of specific times, places, ways, and means. The result is a spectacular kaleidoscope of future possibilities and new perspectives. -- Amazon.com.

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