Material vernaculars : objects, images, and their social worlds /

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Imprint:Bloomington, Indiana : Indiana University Press, [2016]
Description:1 online resource (202 pages).
Series:Material vernaculars
Material vernaculars (Series)
Subject:Material culture -- Case studies.
Material culture -- Social aspects -- Case studies.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Cultural Policy.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Popular Culture.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Folklore & Mythology.
Material culture.
Material culture -- Social aspects.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Case studies.
Format: E-Resource Book
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Other authors / contributors:Jackson, Jason Baird, 1969- editor.
Notes:"Indiana University Press, in cooperation with the Mathers Museum of World Cultures, Indiana University."
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on May 05, 2017).
Summary:The role of objects and images in everyday life are illuminated incisively in Material Vernaculars, which combines historical, ethnographic, and object-based methods across a diverse range of material and visual cultural forms. The contributors to this volume offer revealing insights into the significance of such practices as scrapbooking, folk art produced by the elderly, the wedding coat in Osage ceremonial exchanges, temporary huts built during the Jewish festival of Sukkot, and Kiowa women's traditional roles in raiding and warfare. While emphasizing local vernacular culture, the contributors point to the ways that culture is put to social ends within larger social networks and within the stream of history. While attending to the material world, these case studies explicate the manner in which the tangible and intangible, the material and the meaningful, are constantly entwined and co-constituted.
Other form:Print version: Material vernaculars. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2016 9780253022936

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