Matter, Materiality and Modern Culture (Paperback)
|Matter, Materiality and Modern Culture offers a new approach to the study of contemporary objects, to give the reader a new understanding of the relationship between people and their material world. It asks how the very stuff of our world has shaped our societies by addressing a broad array of questions including: * why do Berliners have such strange door keys? * should the Isle of Wight pop festival be preserved? * could aliens tell a snail shell from a waste paper basket * why did Victorian England make so much of death and burial? *Author: Graves-Brown/ Graves-Brown, P. M./ Graves-Brown, Paul *Binding Type: Paperback *Number of Pages: 192 *Publication Date: 2000/08/10 *Language: English *Dimensions: 9.22 x 6.21 x 0.54 inches|
From the Publisher:
The modern world around us is more mysterious than we think. This book looks beneath the surface of modern material culture to ask how the very stuff of our world has shaped our societies, and how and why it is that we have made the material culture that surrounds us.