Writing material culture history / edited by Anne Gerritsen and Giorgio Riello.

London : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2015.
xiv, 338 pages ; 24 cm.
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Material culture -- History.
Material culture -- Historiography.
Archaeology -- Methodology.
Art -- History -- Methodology.
Anthropology -- Methodology.
Historiography -- Methodology.
"Writing Material Culture History examines the methodologies currently used in the historical study of material culture. Touching on archaeology, art history, literary studies and anthropology, the book provides history students with a fundamental understanding of the relationship between artefacts and historical narratives. The role of museums, the impact of the digital age and the representations of objects in public history are just some of the issues addressed in a book that brings together key scholars from around the world. A range of artefacts, including a 16th-century Peruvian crown and a 19th-century Alaskan Sea Lion overcoat, are considered, illustrating the myriad ways in which objects and history relate to one another. Bringing together scholars working in a variety of disciplines, this book provides a critical introduction for students interested in material culture, history and historical methodologies"-- Provided by publisher.
Introduction: Writing Material Culture History / Anne Gerritsen and Giorgio Riello
Part I. The Disciplines of Material Culture
Material Culture and History of Art(efacts) / Viccy Coltman
Father Amiot's Cup : a Qing Imperial Porcelain Sent to the Court of Louis XV / Kee Il Choi
Written Texts and the Performance of Materiality / Catherine Richardson
Material Culture, Archaeology and Defining Modernity : Case Studies in Ceramic Research / David Gaimster
Broken Objects : Using Archaeological Ceramics in the Study of Material Culture / Suzanne F. Hood
Anthropology, Archaeology, History and the Material Culture of Lycra / Kaori O'Connor
Identity, Heritage and Memorialization : The Toraja Tongkonan of Indonesia / Kathleen M. Adams
Exchange and Value : The Material Culture of a Chumash Basket / Dana Leibsohn
Part II. The Histories of Material Culture
Spaces of Global Interactions : The Material Landscapes of Global History / Anne Gerritsen and Giorgio Riello
Cosmopolitan Relationships in the Crossroads of the Pacific Ocean / Christina Hellmich
Invisible Beds : Health and the Material Culture of Sleep / Sandra Cavallo
Material Culture and Sound : A Sixteenth-Century Handbell / Flora Dennis
Lustrous Things : Luminosity and Reflection before the Light Bulb / Ann Smart Martin
Objects of Emotions : The London Foundling Hospital Tokens, 1741-1760 / John Styles
Materialism and Material History : The French Revolution in Wallpaper / Ulrich Lehmann
Time, Wear and Maintenance : The afterlife of things / Victoria Kelley
How Things Shape Us : Material Culture and Identity in the Industrial Age / Manuel Charpy
Part III. The Presentation of Material Culture
The Return of the Wunderkammer : Material Culture in the Museum / Ethan W. Lasser
Europe, 1600-1800, in a Thousand Objects / Lesley Ellis Miller
Objects of Empire : Museums, Material Culture, and Histories of Empire / John McAleer
Interwoven Knowledge : Understanding and Conservating of Three Carpets / Jessica Hallett and Raquel Santos
Reading and Writing the Restoration History of an Old French bureau / Carolyn Sargentson
History by Design : The UK Board of Trade Design Register / Dinah Eastop
Handle with Care : The Future of Curatorial Expertise / Glenn Adamson
As Seen on the Screen : Material Culture, Historical Accuracy and the Costume Drama / Hannah Greig
Online Resources / compiled with the help of Claire Tang.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Gerritsen, Anne, editor.
Riello, Giorgio, editor.
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