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ISBN-10: 1501307444

ISBN-13: 9781501307447

Edition: 2016

Authors: Scott Cutler Shershow, Christopher Schaberg, Ian Bogost

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Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things.Bread is an object that, throughout the myriad details of its manufacture and social existence, is always in process of becoming something else: flower to grain, grain to dough, dough to loaf, loaf to crumb. Bread is also often a figure or vehicle of social cohesion: from the homely image of "breaking bread together" to the mysteries of the Eucharist. But bread also commonly figures in social conflict - sometimes literally, in the "bread riots" that punctuate European history, and sometimes figuratively, in the ways bread operates as ethnic, religious or class signifier. Drawing on a…    
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Book details

List price: $20.90
Copyright year: 2016
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Publication date: 7/28/2016
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 168
Size: 4.86" wide x 6.44" long x 0.56" tall
Weight: 0.330
Language: English

Scott Cutler Shershow is professor of English at the University of California, Davis. He is the author of Puppets and "Popular" Culture and Laughing Matters: The Paradox of Comedy. He is also coeditor of Marxist Shakespeares.

Christopher Schaberg is Associate Professor of English at Loyola University New Orleans, USA, and author of The Textual Life of Airports: Reading the Culture of Flight (2013).

Ian Bogost is Ivan Allen College Distinguished Chair in Media Studies and Professor of Interactive Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology, a Founding Partner at Persuasive Games LLC, and the coauthor of Newsgames: Journalism at Play (MIT Press, 2010).