Anthropology and the individual : a material culture perspective /

Anthropology is usually associated with the study of society, but the anthropologist must also understand people as individuals. This study demonstrates how methods of social analysis can be applied to the individual, while remaining entirely distinct from psychology and other perspectives on the pe...

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Imprint:Oxford ; New York : Berg, 2009.
Description:1 online resource (vi, 182 pages) : illustrations
Language:English
Series:Materializing culture
Materializing culture.
Subject:Material culture.
Individualism.
Material culture.
Social & cultural anthropology, ethnography.
PSYCHOLOGY -- Social Psychology.
Individualism.
Material culture.
Sachkultur
Individualismus
Sozialanthropologie
Individuum
Kulturanthropologe
Electronic books.
Aufsatzsammlung.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11120235
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Other authors / contributors:Miller, Daniel, 1954-
ISBN:9781847884961
1847884962
9781847886019
1847886019
9781474214193
1474214193
9781847884947
1847884946
9781847884954
1847884954
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summary:Anthropology is usually associated with the study of society, but the anthropologist must also understand people as individuals. This study demonstrates how methods of social analysis can be applied to the individual, while remaining entirely distinct from psychology and other perspectives on the person.
Other form:Print version: Anthropology and the individual. Oxford ; New York : Berg, 2009
Standard no.:10.5040/9781474214193
Table of Contents:
  • Individuals and the aesthetic of order / Daniel Miller
  • Trading in fake brands, self-creating as an individual / Magdalena Crăciun
  • 'Making things come out' : design, originality and the individual in a Bògòlan artisan community / Bodil Birkebœk Olesen
  • Building and ordering transnationalism : the 'Greek house' in Albania as a material process / Dimitris Dalakoglou
  • The Christian and the taxi driver : poverty and aspiration in rural Jamaica / Daniel Miller
  • How Madrid creates individuals / Marjorie Murray
  • Aesthetics of the self : digital mediations / Heather A. Horst
  • Unmaking family relationships : Belgrade mothers and their migrant children / Ivana Bajić-Hajduković
  • Fashioning individuality and social connectivity among Yoruba women in London / Julie Botticello
  • Creating order through struggle in revolutionary Cuba / Anna Pertierra
  • Food, family, art and God : aesthetic authority in public life in Trinidad / Gabrielle Hosein.