Things in Motion: Object Itineraries in Anthropological Practice (School for Advanced Research Advanced Seminar) (Paperback)

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By Rosemary a. Joyce (Editor), Susan D. Gillespie (Editor)
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Complementing the concept of object biography, the contributors to this volume use the complex construct of itineraries to trace the places in which objects come to rest or are active, the routes through which things circulate, and the means by which they are moved. The contributors advocate for a broader engagement with the mobility of things, from the point at which things emerge from source material to the organization of their manufacture and use, their subsequent movements as mediated by economic and ritual exchanges, their deposition in places that become archaeological sites, their emergence through research and subsequent curation in museum collections, and their circulation in the contemporary world, including through reproduction in other media. Ultimately, the contributors explore movement as a fundamental capacity of things and demonstrate the dynamic capacity of things in motion.



Product Details
ISBN: 9781938645501
ISBN-10: 1938645502
Publisher: School for Advanced Research Press
Publication Date: June 9th, 2015
Pages: 304
Language: English
Series: School for Advanced Research Advanced Seminar