What Objects Mean An Introduction to Material Culture
Edition: 2nd 2014 (Revised)
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Description: Arthur Asa Berger, author of an array of texts in communication, popular culture, and social theory, is back with the second edition of his popular, user-friendly guide for students who want to understand the social meanings of objects. In this broadly interdisciplinary text, Berger takes the reader through half a dozen theoretical models that are commonly used to analyze objects. He then describes and analyzes eleven objects, many of them new to this editionincluding smartphones, Facebook, hair dye, and the American flagshowing how they demonstrate concepts like globalization, identity, and nationalism. The book includes a series of exercises that allow students to analyse objects in their own environment. Brief and inexpensive, this introductory guide will be used in courses ranging from anthropology to art history, pop culture to psychology.
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List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2014
Publication date: 6/1/2014
Size: 5.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Arthur Asa Berger is professor of broadcast and electronic communication arts at San Francisco State University.