Reading Matter: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Material Culture

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To be civilized involves, among other things, making, using, and buying objects. Although speculation on the significance of objects often tends to be casual, there are professionals--anthropologists, historians, semioticians, Marxists, sociologists, and psychologists--who analyze material culture in a systematic way and attempt to elicit from it reliable information about people, societies, and cultures. One reason that analyzing objects has been problematical for scholars is the lack of a sound methodology governing ...

Reading Matter: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Material Culture 2008, Transaction Publishers, New Brunswick, NJ

ISBN-13: 9781412807661

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Reading Matter: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Material Culture 1991, Routledge, New Brunswick, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780887384356

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