SOCI/ANTH 441 Material Culture Week 5: Representation

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SOCI/ANTH 441 Material Culture Week 5: Representation

  1. 1. Week 5: Representation SOCI/ANTH 441 Material Culture Alexandre Enkerli October 1, 2008
  2. 2. Digging for Texts and Ideas <ul><li>http:// www.zotero.org / </li></ul><ul><li>http:// Scholar.google.com </li></ul><ul><li>Web of Science </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// isiknowledge.com/wos </li></ul></ul><ul><li>RefWorks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// library.concordia.ca/help/howto/refworks.php </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Project Forum </li></ul>
  3. 3. Archaeology <ul><li>Diachrony </li></ul><ul><li>Phases </li></ul><ul><li>Material analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Artifacts </li></ul><ul><li>Systematic analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Anecdotal evidence </li></ul><ul><li>Primacy of context </li></ul>
  4. 4. Material Culture Themes So Far <ul><li>Identity Construction </li></ul><ul><li>Public/Private </li></ul><ul><li>Space </li></ul><ul><li>Gender </li></ul><ul><li>Connection </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Subject/Object </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Group </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Researcher </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Time </li></ul><ul><ul><li>History </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Genealogy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Biography </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Power </li></ul><ul><li>Status </li></ul><ul><li>Personalization </li></ul><ul><li>Trends </li></ul><ul><li>Transformation </li></ul>
  5. 5. Authors <ul><li>Foucault </li></ul><ul><li>Baudrillard </li></ul><ul><li>Bachelard </li></ul><ul><li>Freud </li></ul><ul><li>Tilley </li></ul><ul><li>Dant </li></ul>
  6. 6. Technological Politics <ul><li>Do things have politics? (Langdon Winner) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bridge against busses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Racism of bridge </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Social determinism (“Guns don’t kill people”) </li></ul><ul><li>Technological determinism (“Guns make people kill people”) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Politics and Objects <ul><li>Embodiment (engineer social relationships) </li></ul><ul><li>Inherent politics (required relationships) </li></ul><ul><li>Imbued (after the fact) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Barbie Links <ul><li>http:// query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res =9C04E5DB1F3EF93AA15757C0A9649C8B63&sec=& spon =& pagewanted =all </li></ul><ul><li>http://collectdolls.about.com/od/barbievintage/ig/Vintage-Barbie-Dolls-Photos/Suburban-Shopper.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http:// en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbie </li></ul><ul><li>http://xroads.virginia.edu/~CLASS/AM483_95/projects/barbie/barb2.html </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.nsea.org/news/BuettenbackJohnson.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.epcc.edu/nwlibrary/earlier_border/14_barbie_doll.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.dolls4play.com/barbiehistory.html </li></ul><ul><li>http:// en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruth_Handler </li></ul><ul><li>http:// en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bild_Lilli_doll </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/24111263@N02/2811039636/in/photostream/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.salon.com/mwt/feature/1997/11/26harlot.html </li></ul><ul><li>http:// home.alltel.net/pennlee/bildlilli.html </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.associatedcontent.com/pop_print.shtml?content_type = article&content_type_id =654455 </li></ul>

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