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The Oxford Handbook of Material Culture Studies Dan Hicks (Lecturer & Curator in Archaeology, School of Archaeology & Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford)

The Oxford Handbook of Material Culture Studies By Dan Hicks (Lecturer & Curator in Archaeology, School of Archaeology & Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford)

The Oxford Handbook of Material Culture Studies by Dan Hicks (Lecturer & Curator in Archaeology, School of Archaeology & Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford)


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Written by an international team of experts, the Handbook makes accessible a full range of theoretical and applied approaches to the study of material culture, and the place of materiality in social theory, presenting current thinking about material culture from the fields of archaeology, anthropology, geography, and science and technology studies.

The Oxford Handbook of Material Culture Studies Summary

The Oxford Handbook of Material Culture Studies by Dan Hicks (Lecturer & Curator in Archaeology, School of Archaeology & Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford)

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 specially commissioned 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 things in human life, both past and present. A comprehensive bibliography enhances its usefulness both as a research tool and as a classroom text.

The Oxford Handbook of Material Culture Studies Reviews

The extent and ambition of material-culture studies is marvellously revealed in this new handbook . . . a wonderfully rich resource . . . this really is an impressive collection. * William Whyte, English Historical Review *
. . . presents an impressive variety of ideas, and the conceptual implications of combining landscape archaeology, cultural primatology, horticultural archaeology, and material geographies with what archaeologists have traditionally thought of as material culture is deeply thought provoking and will have tremendous results within the field. * Danika Parikh, Archaeological Review from Cambridge *

About Dan Hicks (Lecturer & Curator in Archaeology, School of Archaeology & Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford)

Dan Hicks is Associate Professor & Curator in Archaeology, School of Archaeology & Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford. Mary C. Beaudry is Professor of Archaeology & Anthropology, Boston University.

Table of Contents

1: Dan Hicks & Mary C. Beaudry: Introduction I. Disciplinary Perspectives 2: Dan Hicks: The Material-Cultural Turn 3: Ian Cook & Divya Tolia-Kelly: Material Geographies 4: Robert St George: Folklife 5: Ann Stahl: Material Histories 6: John Law: The Materials of STS II. Material Practices 7: Andrew Pickering: Material Culture and the Dance of Agency 8: Michael Dietler: Consumption 9: Gavin Lucas: Fieldwork and Collecting 10: Hirokazu Miyazaki: Gifts and Exchange 11: Howard Morphy: Art as Action, Art as Evidence 12: Rosemary Joyce with Joshua Pollard: Archaeological Assemblages and Practices of Deposition III. Objects and Humans 13: Kacy L. Hollenback & Michael B. Schiffer: Technology ande Material Life 14: Andy Jones & Nicole Boivin: The Malice of Inanimate Objects: Material Agency 15: Chris Fowler: `Personhood' and Identity 16: Zoe Crossland: Materiality and Embodiment 17: Tatyana Hulme: Material Culture in Primates IV. Landscapes and the Built Environment 18: Lesley Head: Cultural Landscapes 19: Sarah Whatmore & Steve Hinchliffe: Ecological Landscapes 20: Roland Fletcher: Urban Materialities: Meaning, Magnitude, Friction, and Outcomes 21: Carl Lounsbury: Architecture and Cultural History 22: Victor Buchli: Households and `Home Cultures' V. Studying Particular Things 23: Rodney Harrison: Stone Tools 24: Chandra Mukerji: The Landscape Garden as Material Culture: Lessons from France 25: Douglass W. Bailey & Lesley McFadyen: Built Objects 26: Carl Knappett, Lambros Malafouris & Peter Tomkins: Ceramics (as Containers) 27: Peter J. Pels: Magical Things: On Fetishes, Commodities, and Computers Nigel Thrift: Afterword: Fings Ain't Wot They Used t'Be: Thinking Through Material Thinking as Placing and Arrangement

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NPB9780198822554
9780198822554
0198822553
The Oxford Handbook of Material Culture Studies by Dan Hicks (Lecturer & Curator in Archaeology, School of Archaeology & Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford)
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Oxford University Press
2018-08-16
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