History from things: essays on material culture (Book.
Spanning vast time periods, geographical locations, and academic disciplines, History from Things leaps the boundaries between fields that use material evidence to understand the past. It expands and redirects the study of material culture - an emerging field now building a common base of theory and a shared intellectual agenda.
Synopsis This new book opens up the discussion on sources to those beyond the 'traditional' textual ones, and into the material realm. Across twelve chapters, different historians look at a variety of material sources from around the globe and across centuries to assess how such sources can be used to study history.
Spanning vast time periods, geographical locations, and academic disciplines, History from Things leaps the boundaries between fields that use material evidence to understand the past. The book expands and redirects the study of material culture--an emerging field now building a common base of theory and a shared intellectual agenda.
The essays of Wendell Berry are an extended conversation about the life he values; sustainable agriculture, a connection to place, the miracle of life, and the interconnectedness of all things. The existence of this life is dependent on our devotion to preserving it, an emotional proximity to the land that is slipping away from us.
History, Art History, Architecture, and American Studies. Many material culture studies simultaneously examine art, folk art, history, and technology. For example, the Winterthur Museum and Country Estate has published numerous books and conference papers on material culture and the decorative arts, examining categories such as clocks, ceramics, glass, furniture, architecture, gardens, and.
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History through material culture is a unique, step-by-step guide for students and researchers who wish to use objects as historical sources. Responding to the significant, scholarly interest in historical material culture studies, this book makes clear how students and researchers ready to use these rich material sources can make important, valuable and original contributions to history.
Books shelved as material-culture: The Age of Homespun: Objects and Stories in the Creation of an American Myth by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, The Refinement.
Reveals how anxiety can unsettle narratives about African history, culture, and society. This volume demonstrates the richness of anxiety as an analytical lens within African studies. Contributors call attention to ways of thinking about African spaces—physical, visceral, somatic, and imagined—as well as time and temporality. Through a.
History from things: essays on material culture. See: Csikszentmihalyi, M., Why we need things, pp. 20-29, available via Online Resource Button. Add to My Bookmarks Export citation. Type Book Author(s) Steven D. Lubar, W. D. Kingery Date c1993 Publisher Smithsonian Institution Press Pub place London, Washington ISBN-10 1560982047, 1560986131. 1560982047,1560986131,1560982047,1560986131.
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Material culture, tools, weapons, utensils, machines, ornaments, art, buildings, monuments, written records, religious images, clothing, and any other ponderable objects produced or used by humans.If all the human beings in the world ceased to exist, nonmaterial aspects of culture would cease to exist along with them. However, examples of material culture would still be present until they.
History from things: essays on material culture. Add to My Bookmarks Export citation. Type Book Author(s) Lubar, Steven D., Kingery, W. D. Date c1993 Publisher Smithsonian Institution Press Pub place London, Washington ISBN-10 1560982047. 1560982047,1560982047. Preview. This item appears on. List: Histories, Theories, Methods Section: Back Up Texts Next: The social shaping of technology: how.
History from things: essays on material culture. Add to My Bookmarks Export citation. Type Book Author(s) Steven D. Lubar, W. D. Kingery, Smithsonian Institution Date 1995 Publisher Smithsonian Institution Pub place London, Washington, (D.C.) ISBN-10 1560986131 ISBN-13 9781560986133. This item appears on. List: Objects of Art - V4128E - Joanna Pawlik Section: General Bibliography Next.
An Essay on Material Culture Some Concluding Reflections Kristian Kristiansen The concept of Culture has been a battlefield between different theoretical regimes in the history of anthropology and archa- eology. Such debates are therefore also a historical barometer of the health and polemic vigour of the disciplines. So far they have often been framed within a conceptual strategy of.
Material Culture in Anglo-America examines the extent to which regions project cultural identities through the material forms of objects, buildings, and constructed environments. This volume explores the material constitution of the West Indies, Carolina lowcountry, and Chesapeake Tidewater - three historically related regions that shared strong likenesses in culture, commerce, and political.