The Social Life Of Things

Author: Arjun Appadurai
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521357265
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Three of the papers were presented to the Ethnohistory Workshop at the University of Pennsylvania during 1983-84; the others were presented at a Symposium on the Relationship between Commodities and Culture, held May 23-25, 1984, in Philadelphia. Includes bibliographies and index.
The Social Life of Things
Language: en
Pages: 329
Authors: Arjun Appadurai
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1988-01-29 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Three of the papers were presented to the Ethnohistory Workshop at the University of Pennsylvania during 1983-84; the others were presented at a Symposium on the Relationship between Commodities and Culture, held May 23-25, 1984, in Philadelphia. Includes bibliographies and index.
The Social Life of Materials
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Adam Drazin, Susanne Küchler
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-06-08 - Publisher: Routledge

Materials play a central role in society. Beyond the physical and chemical properties of materials, their cultural properties have often been overlooked in anthropological studies: finished products have been perceived as ‘social’ yet the materials which comprise them are considered ‘raw’ or natural’. The Social Life of Materials proposes a
The Social Life of Forensic Evidence
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Corinna Kruse
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-12-29 - Publisher: Univ of California Press

In The Social Life of Forensic Evidence, Corinna Kruse provides a major contribution to understanding forensic evidence and its role in the criminal justice system. Arguing that forensic evidence can be understood as a form of knowledge, she reveals that each piece of evidence has a social life and biography.
The Social Life of DNA
Language: en
Pages: 216
Authors: Alondra Nelson
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-09-20 - Publisher: Beacon Press

The unexpected story of how genetic testing is affecting race in America We know DNA is a master key that unlocks medical and forensic secrets, but its genealogical life is both revelatory and endlessly fascinating. Tracing genealogy is now the second-most popular hobby amongst Americans, as well as the second-most
The Social Life of Art
Language: en
Pages: 328
Authors: Peter Stupples
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-11-10 - Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

This study examines not only the objects and processes that make up the artworlds of human history, but also the social and cultural circumstances, the historicised contexts that bring about their making, frame their functioning, inform their properties and influence their effects, both at the time of their creation and