Materiality and society /

This book examines the relationships between society and material culture: the interaction between people and things. Tim Dant argues that the traditional approach to material culture has focused on the symbolic meanings of objects, largely overlooking the material impact that objects have on everyd...

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Author / Creator:Dant, Tim, 1951-
Imprint:Maidenhead [England] : Open University Press, 2005.
Description:1 online resource (xi, 170 pages)
Language:English
Subject:Consumption (Economics) -- Social aspects.
Material culture.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Cultural Policy.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Popular Culture.
Consumption (Economics) -- Social aspects.
Material culture.
Soziologie
Sachkultur
Materièˆle cultuur.
Interactie.
Maatschappij.
Consumptie.
Society.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11177537
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ISBN:0335224733
9780335224739
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9781280951190
9780335224739
0335208568
9780335208562
033520855X
9780335208555
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Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summary:This book examines the relationships between society and material culture: the interaction between people and things. Tim Dant argues that the traditional approach to material culture has focused on the symbolic meanings of objects, largely overlooking the material impact that objects have on everyday life in late modernity. Dant resists the now well-established model of consumption as the principal relationship with "things'' in our lives. Using the motor car as a recurring theme, he shows how we confront our society through material interaction with the objects that surround us. Materiality.
Other form:Print version: Dant, Tim, 1951- Materiality and society. Maidenhead : Open University Press, 2005 0335208568 9780335208562