The Oxford Handbook of Material Culture Studies

Hardcover | September 30, 2010

EditorDan Hicks, Mary C. Beaudry

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The Oxford Handbook of Material Culture Studies introduces and reviews current thinking in the interdisciplinary field of material culture studies. Drawing together approaches from archaeology, anthropology, geography, and Science and Technology Studies, through twenty-eight speciallycommissioned essays by leading international researchers, the volume explores contemporary issues and debates in a series of themed sections - Disciplinary Perspectives, Material Practices, Objects and Humans, Landscapes and the Built Environment, and Studying Particular Things. From Coca-Cola,chimpanzees, artworks, and ceramics, to museums, cities, human bodies, and magical objects, the Handbook is an essential resource for anyone with an interest in materiality and the place of material objects in human social life, both past and present. A comprehensive bibliography enhances itsusefulness as a research tool.

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The Oxford Handbook of Material Culture Studies introduces and reviews current thinking in the interdisciplinary field of material culture studies. Drawing together approaches from archaeology, anthropology, geography, and Science and Technology Studies, through twenty-eight speciallycommissioned essays by leading international resear...

Dan Hicks is Lecturer and Curator in Archaeology at the School of Archaeology and Pitt Rivers Museum at the University of Oxford. Mary C. Beaudry is Professor of Archaeology and Anthropology at Boston University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:620 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.98 inPublished:September 30, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199218714

ISBN - 13:9780199218714

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1. Dan Hicks and Mary C. Beaudry: IntroductionI. Disciplinary Perspectives2. Dan Hicks: The Material-Cultural Turn3. Ian Cook and Divya Tolia-Kelly: Material Geographies4. Robert St George: Folklife5. Ann Stahl: Material Histories6. John Law: The Materials of STSII. Material Practices7. Andrew Pickering: Material Culture and the Dance of Agency8. Michael Dietler: Consumption9. Gavin Lucas: Fieldwork and Collecting10. Hirokazu Miyazaki: Gifts and Exchange11. Howard Morphy: Art as Action, Art as Evidence12. Rosemary Joyce with Joshua Pollard: Archaeological Assemblages and Practices of DepositionIII. Objects and Humans13. Kacy L. Hollenback and Michael B. Schiffer: Technology ande Material Life14. Andy Jones and Nicole Boivin: The Malice of Inanimate Objects: Material Agency15. Chris Fowler: `Personhood' and Identity16. Zoe Crossland: Materiality and Embodiment17. Tatyana Hulme: Material Culture in PrimatesIV. Landscapes and the Built Environment18. Lesley Head: Cultural Landscapes19. Sarah Whatmore and Steve Hinchliffe: Ecological Landscapes20. Roland Fletcher: Urban Materialities: Meaning, Magnitude, Friction, and Outcomes21. Carl Lounsbury: Architecture and Cultural History22. Victor Buchli: Households and `Home Cultures'V. Studying Particular Things23. Rodney Harrison: Stone Tools24. Chandra Mukerji: The Landscape Garden as Material Culture: Lessons from France25. Douglass W. Bailey and Lesley McFadyen: Built Objects26. Carl Knappett, Lambros Malafouris and Peter Tomkins: Ceramics (as Containers)27. Peter J. Pels: Magical Things: On Fetishes, Commodities, and ComputersNigel Thrift: Afterword: Fings Ain't Wot They Used t'Be: Thinking Through Material Thinking as Placing and Arrangement