The Material Culture Reader
Edited by Victor Buchli
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Material Culture Reader by Victor Buchli
Book DescriptionMaterial culture has finally earned a central place within anthropology. Emerging from the pioneering work done at University College London, this reader brings together for the first time seminal articles that have helped shape the anthropological study of material culture. With topics ranging from the anthropology of art to architecture, landscape studies, archaeology, consumption studies and heritage management, this key text reflects the breadth of material culture studies today. The authors, who discuss field sites as distant as Vanuatu, New Ireland, Trinidad and Soviet Russia, show how material culture provides a new lens for viewing the world around us and effectively bridges the gap between theory and data. Providing the first-ever synthesis of these ground-breaking essays in an easily accessible volume, this book will serve as a comprehensive introduction to the subject and a valuable reference guide for anyone interested in material culture, anthropology, art and museum studies.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781859735596
(234mm x 156mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Berg Publishers
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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This reader brings together seminal articles that have helped shape the anthropological study of material culture. It looks at topics ranging from the anthropology of art to architecture, landscape studies, archaeology, consumption studies and Heritage management.
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Author Biography - Victor Buchli
Victor Buchli is Lecturer at the Department of Anthropology, University College London.
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