Week 4 — Gender and Domesticity SOCI/ANTH 441 Material Culture Alexandre Enkerli September 24, 2008
Today <ul><li>Logistics </li></ul><ul><li>Themes and approaches in material culture </li></ul><ul><li>Readings </li></ul>
Logistics <ul><li>Pre-write tonight at latest </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Will give feedback ASAP </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Project...
 
Rights <ul><li>Property rights </li></ul><ul><li>Intellectual property </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural heritage </li></ul><ul><...
Sociology of Technology <ul><li>Technology adoption </li></ul><ul><li>Shaping </li></ul><ul><li>Science </li></ul><ul><li>...
Subjectivity <ul><li>Embodiment </li></ul><ul><li>Agency </li></ul><ul><li>Aesthetics </li></ul><ul><li>Personalization/cu...
 
SI <ul><li>Self as social construction </li></ul><ul><li>Self is both subject and object </li></ul><ul><li>Learn self by i...
SI and Material Culture <ul><li>Communicating self </li></ul><ul><li>Embodiment </li></ul><ul><li>Extend personality </li>...
Contact with Object <ul><li>Tactile </li></ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Bodies and things </li></ul><ul><li>...
Self and Physical World <ul><li>Social relation </li></ul><ul><li>Mother as object </li></ul><ul><li>Later division humans...
 
 
Pascali References <ul><li>Derrida </li></ul><ul><li>Douglas </li></ul><ul><li>Pocius </li></ul>
Places and Objects <ul><li>Extra Room </li></ul><ul><li>Status symbols </li></ul><ul><li>Precious items </li></ul><ul><li>...
 
Gordon References <ul><li>Bauman </li></ul><ul><li>Huizinga </li></ul><ul><li>Bakhtin </li></ul><ul><li>Geertz </li></ul><...
Research methods <ul><li>Folkloristics </li></ul><ul><li>Ethnographic semiotics </li></ul><ul><li>Longitudinal content ana...
Folkloristics <ul><li>Tradition </li></ul><ul><li>Material to verbal </li></ul><ul><li>Festivals </li></ul><ul><li>Humour ...
Spaces <ul><li>Control environment </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-sensory environments </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive creation of ...
Society <ul><li>Immigration </li></ul><ul><li>Gendered fields </li></ul><ul><li>Security/expression </li></ul><ul><li>Gift...
Next Week <ul><li>Project </li></ul><ul><li>Barbie archaeology </li></ul><ul><li>Museum and interpretation </li></ul>
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SOCI/ANTH 441 Material Culture Week 4: Gender and Domesticity

  1. 1. Week 4 — Gender and Domesticity SOCI/ANTH 441 Material Culture Alexandre Enkerli September 24, 2008
  2. 2. Today <ul><li>Logistics </li></ul><ul><li>Themes and approaches in material culture </li></ul><ul><li>Readings </li></ul>
  3. 3. Logistics <ul><li>Pre-write tonight at latest </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Will give feedback ASAP </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Project Part I next week </li></ul><ul><li>Forum discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Fabian on materiality of text </li></ul>
  4. 5. Rights <ul><li>Property rights </li></ul><ul><li>Intellectual property </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural heritage </li></ul><ul><li>Appropriation </li></ul>
  5. 6. Sociology of Technology <ul><li>Technology adoption </li></ul><ul><li>Shaping </li></ul><ul><li>Science </li></ul><ul><li>Engineering </li></ul><ul><li>Industrialization </li></ul><ul><li>Postmodernism </li></ul>
  6. 7. Subjectivity <ul><li>Embodiment </li></ul><ul><li>Agency </li></ul><ul><li>Aesthetics </li></ul><ul><li>Personalization/customization </li></ul><ul><li>Value </li></ul><ul><li>Fetishism </li></ul>
  7. 9. SI <ul><li>Self as social construction </li></ul><ul><li>Self is both subject and object </li></ul><ul><li>Learn self by interaction with material objects </li></ul><ul><li>Making sense of the world and creating it </li></ul>
  8. 10. SI and Material Culture <ul><li>Communicating self </li></ul><ul><li>Embodiment </li></ul><ul><li>Extend personality </li></ul><ul><li>Reminder of sense of self </li></ul><ul><li>Stability </li></ul><ul><li>Familiarity </li></ul><ul><li>Emotion </li></ul>
  9. 11. Contact with Object <ul><li>Tactile </li></ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Bodies and things </li></ul><ul><li>Reveals inside </li></ul>
  10. 12. Self and Physical World <ul><li>Social relation </li></ul><ul><li>Mother as object </li></ul><ul><li>Later division humans/non-humans </li></ul><ul><li>Objects maintain social attributes </li></ul>
  11. 15. Pascali References <ul><li>Derrida </li></ul><ul><li>Douglas </li></ul><ul><li>Pocius </li></ul>
  12. 16. Places and Objects <ul><li>Extra Room </li></ul><ul><li>Status symbols </li></ul><ul><li>Precious items </li></ul><ul><li>Cost-cutting </li></ul><ul><li>Enjoying one's things </li></ul>
  13. 18. Gordon References <ul><li>Bauman </li></ul><ul><li>Huizinga </li></ul><ul><li>Bakhtin </li></ul><ul><li>Geertz </li></ul><ul><li>Dundes </li></ul><ul><li>Merleau-Ponty </li></ul><ul><li>Lakoff and Johnson </li></ul><ul><li>Csikszentmihalyi </li></ul><ul><li>Goffman </li></ul>
  14. 19. Research methods <ul><li>Folkloristics </li></ul><ul><li>Ethnographic semiotics </li></ul><ul><li>Longitudinal content analysis (neat method) </li></ul><ul><li>Particularism </li></ul><ul><li>Microlevel analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Description </li></ul>
  15. 20. Folkloristics <ul><li>Tradition </li></ul><ul><li>Material to verbal </li></ul><ul><li>Festivals </li></ul><ul><li>Humour </li></ul><ul><li>Domestic cultural property </li></ul>
  16. 21. Spaces <ul><li>Control environment </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-sensory environments </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive creation of spaces </li></ul><ul><li>Interior/exterior </li></ul><ul><li>Front-/backstage </li></ul><ul><li>Private/public </li></ul>
  17. 22. Society <ul><li>Immigration </li></ul><ul><li>Gendered fields </li></ul><ul><li>Security/expression </li></ul><ul><li>Gift/labour exchange </li></ul><ul><li>Socio-economic marker </li></ul><ul><li>State macro-/micro-ideology </li></ul>
  18. 23. Next Week <ul><li>Project </li></ul><ul><li>Barbie archaeology </li></ul><ul><li>Museum and interpretation </li></ul>

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