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Author LinkBerger, Arthur Asa,1933-
Title LinkWhat objects mean : an introduction to material culture / Arthur Asa Berger.
Imprint Walnut Creek, Calif. : Left Coast Press, c2009.
Description 248 p. :  ill., map ;  23 cm.
Type of Material Monograph
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 223-232) and index.
Contents Contents: Part I: Theoretical approaches to material culture. Chapter 1. Making sense of material culture -- Chapter 2 A Freudian psychoanalytic approach -- Chapter 3. Semiotic approaches to material culture -- Chapter 4. Sociological analysis of material culture -- Chapter 5. Economic theory, Marxism, and material culture -- Chapter 6. Cultural theory and material culture -- Chapter 7. Archaeological theory and material culture -- Part II. Applications. 8. Authenticity -- 9. Context -- 10. Exchange -- 11. Style -- 12. Technology -- 13. Globalization -- 14. Gender -- 15. Identity -- 16. Transformation -- 17. Reality -- 18. Religion -- 19. Shape -- 20. Representation -- Part III. Material culture games. The artifacts inventory game -- The time capsule game -- Disciplinary perspectives on objects -- The grid-group theory and objects game -- The objects and personal identity game -- The signifying objects game -- Disciplinary writing exercise -- The analyzing artifact advertisements game -- The id/ego/superego objects game -- The functions of objects game.
Subject LinkMaterial culture.
LinkMaterial culture -- Philosophy.
LinkCulture -- Semiotic models.

System Number 000662469
ISBN Link9781598744101 (hardcover : alk. paper)
Link1598744100 (hardcover : alk. paper)
Link9781598744118 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Link1598744119 (pbk. : alk. paper)

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