The Resource Learning from things : method and theory of material culture studies, edited by W. David Kingery

Learning from things : method and theory of material culture studies, edited by W. David Kingery

Label
Learning from things : method and theory of material culture studies
Title
Learning from things
Title remainder
method and theory of material culture studies
Statement of responsibility
edited by W. David Kingery
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Learning from Things presents the methods and theories underlying the many ways in which material objects - things of all kinds from all periods of history - can reconstruct and interpret lifeways of the past. This collection of essays links material culture studies with art history and the history of technology, as well as with archaeology, anthropology, cultural geography, folklore studies, and other fields that use material evidence. The thirteen contributors - among them Jules D. Prown, Don D. Fowler, Steven Lubar, Joseph J. Corn, and Michael B. Schiffer - examine both the processes of forming historical and archaeological records and collections and how those processes influence, and even distort, conclusions made by scholars. The book also deals with the role of optical and electron microscopy, radiocarbon dating, and other tools of material science in material culture studies
  • Citing various processes - from microwear analysis of Paleolithic stone tool surfaces to the impact of mechanized metal cutting on nineteenth-century gun production - the contributors argue the importance of multidisciplinary participation for accurately analyzing objects. Bringing together the approaches of both "hard" systematic scholars and "soft" humanists concerned with aesthetics and cultural belief systems, the book provides a foundation for the further evolution of material culture studies
Cataloging source
DLC
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
GN406
LC item number
.L43 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Kingery, W. D
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Material culture
  • Technology and civilization
  • Archaeology and history
  • Culture matérielle
  • Technologie et civilisation
  • Archéologie et histoire
  • Archaeology and history
  • Material culture
  • Technology and civilization
  • Materiële cultuur
  • Cultura material
  • Arqueologia
  • Tecnologia
  • Civilização
  • Aufsatzsammlung
  • Sachkultur
Label
Learning from things : method and theory of material culture studies, edited by W. David Kingery
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Object/ions: technology, culture, and gender
  • Ruth Oldenziel
  • Formation processes of the historical and archaeological records
  • Michael Brian Schiffer
  • Pathways to the present: in search of shirt-pocket radios with subminiature tubes
  • Michael Brian Schiffer
  • Destruction of the archaeological heritage and the formation of museum collections: the case of Denmark
  • Kristian Kristiansen
  • Passionate possession: the formation of private collections
  • Marjorie Akin
  • Introduction
  • David Kingery
  • Material/culture: can the farmer and the cowman still be friends?
  • Jules D. Prown
  • Learning from technological things
  • Steven Lubar
  • Object lessons/object myths? what historians learn from things
  • Joseph J. Corn
  • Optical and electron microscopy in material culture studies
  • David Killick
  • Dating, provenance, and usage in material culture studies
  • Michael S. Tite
  • Formation processes of ethnographic collections: examples from the Great Basin of western North America
  • Catherine S. Fowler and Don D. Fowler
  • Formation of anthropological archival records
  • Nancy J. Parezo
  • Role for materials science
  • W. David Kingery
  • Materials science and material culture
  • W. David Kingery
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 262 pages
Isbn
9781560988830
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
95011673
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)32203222
  • (OCoLC)ocm32203222
Label
Learning from things : method and theory of material culture studies, edited by W. David Kingery
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Object/ions: technology, culture, and gender
  • Ruth Oldenziel
  • Formation processes of the historical and archaeological records
  • Michael Brian Schiffer
  • Pathways to the present: in search of shirt-pocket radios with subminiature tubes
  • Michael Brian Schiffer
  • Destruction of the archaeological heritage and the formation of museum collections: the case of Denmark
  • Kristian Kristiansen
  • Passionate possession: the formation of private collections
  • Marjorie Akin
  • Introduction
  • David Kingery
  • Material/culture: can the farmer and the cowman still be friends?
  • Jules D. Prown
  • Learning from technological things
  • Steven Lubar
  • Object lessons/object myths? what historians learn from things
  • Joseph J. Corn
  • Optical and electron microscopy in material culture studies
  • David Killick
  • Dating, provenance, and usage in material culture studies
  • Michael S. Tite
  • Formation processes of ethnographic collections: examples from the Great Basin of western North America
  • Catherine S. Fowler and Don D. Fowler
  • Formation of anthropological archival records
  • Nancy J. Parezo
  • Role for materials science
  • W. David Kingery
  • Materials science and material culture
  • W. David Kingery
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 262 pages
Isbn
9781560988830
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
95011673
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)32203222
  • (OCoLC)ocm32203222

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