Social Matter(s)

ab 24,90 

Tryfon Bampilis, Pieter ter Keurs (Eds.)

Anthropological Approaches to Materiality

ISBN 978-3-643-90225-2
Band-Nr. 23
Jahr 2014
Seiten 240
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Ethnologie: Forschung und Wissenschaft

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This book is inspired by material culture studies. Authors
center on the idea that matter and materiality are integral
dimensions of social life. The diversity of their subjects
is reflected in the various approaches that bring together
archeology, cultural heritage, artifacts, commodities, the
human body or the study of space. United by a common
interest in various social matter(s) and coming from diverse
schools of thought and academic traditions, this volume is
by no means an effort to present a clear cohesive collective
manifesto. On the contrary there might be differences in the
way each of the author discusses materiality, matter,
thingness, things and artifacts. There are varied
understandings of the terms and there are references to
different sources and schools of thought.

Tryfon Bampilis teaches South East European
Studies at the Oxford European Studies Centre, St Antony’s
College, University of Oxford.

Pieter ter Keurs is professor of material culture at the
Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology
at Leiden University.