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Lineages and advancements in material culture studies : perspectives from UCL anthropology / edited by Timothy Carroll, Antonia Walford and Shireen Walton.

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Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge,Taylor & Francis Group, 2021.
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xviii, 282 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Subjects:
Material culture -- Research -- Methodology.
Material culture -- Case studies.
University College, London. Anthropology Department.
Material culture.
Form/Genre:
Case studies.
Summary:
"This volume comprises a curated conversation between members of the Material Culture Section of UCL Anthropology. In laying out the state of play in the field, it challenges how the anthropology of material culture is being done and argues for new directions of enquiry and new methods of investigation. The contributors consider the ramifications of specific research methods, and explore new methodological frameworks to address areas of human experience that require a new analytical approach. The case studies draw from a range of contexts, including digital objects, infrastructure, data, extra-terrestriality, ethnographic curation, and medical materiality. They include timely reappraisals of now classical analytical models that have shaped the way we understand the object, the discipline, knowledge formation, and the artefact"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction / Shireen Walton
2. Extraterrestrial methods: towards an ethnography of the ISS / Victor Buchli
3. Being, being human, becoming beyond human / Aaron Parkhurst
4. `Things ain't the same anymore': towards an anthropology of technical objects (or `When Leroi-Gourhan and Simondon meet MCS') / Ludovic Coupaye
5. The object biography / Adam Drazin
6. A new instrumentalism? / Haidy Geismar
7. Objects of desire: sexwork and its objects / Eva Sanglante
8. Digital devices: knowing material culture / Hannah Knox
9. Rethinking objectification and its consequences: from substitution to sequence / Susanne Kuchler
10. Looking at things / Delphine Mercier
11. Making things matter / Laura Haapio-Kirk
12. Prophetic pictures: or, What time is the visual? / Christopher Pinney
13. Held in Amma's light: the enchantment and political efficacy of gopurams in Tamilnadu / Jill Reese
14. A curatorial methodology for anthropology / Rafael Schacter
15. Data aesthetics / Antonia Walford
16. Place-objects: anthropology of digital photography/s / Shireen Walton.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Carroll, Timothy (Timothy Andrew), editor.
Walford, Antonia, editor.
Walton, Shireen Marion, 1986- editor.
Other format:
Online version: Lineages and advancements in material culture studies
ISBN:
9781350127487
1350127485
9781003085867
OCLC:
1178869824