Material Culture: Critical Concepts in the Social Sciences, Volume 1, Part 1

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Victor Buchli
Taylor & Francis, 2004 - Material culture - 320 pages
Material culture is the study of material products of human manufacturing processes, or "the history of things." Since material culture studies re-emerged in the late 1960s, this field of study has spread to a variety of other disciplines including cultural studies, history, literary studies, semiotics, consumer studies, market research, museum studies, linguistics, design, and art history, to name just a few.
This five-volume set brings together key nineteenth and twentieth century texts, along with the most significant publications from the past forty years to create an accessible and comprehensive survey of the field.
Each volume includes a new introduction by the editor, placing the articles selected within their intellectual and historical context and the set is completed with a thorough index.

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EXTRACTS FROM MYTHOLOGIES
1
THE GIFT OF RIVALRY POTLATCH
11
THE SYSTEM OF COLLECTING
22
ARCHAEOLOGICAL SYSTEMATICS AND THE STUDY OF CULTURE PROCESS
41
GRAPHIC AND PLASTIC ARTS The formal element in art
55
STRUCTURES AND THE HABITUS
107
THE ARISTOCRACY OF CULTURE
135
RECALLING THINGS FORGOTTEN Archaeology and the American artifact
226
DECIPHERING A MEAL
243
PANOPTICISM
265
STYLE AND MEANING IN SEPIK ART
292
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Public Archaeology, Volume 4, Issues 1-4

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