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What Objects Mean An Introduction to Material Culture

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ISBN-10: 1611329043

ISBN-13: 9781611329049

Edition: 2nd 2014 (Revised)

Authors: Arthur Asa Berger

List price: $26.95
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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 edition—including smartphones, Facebook, hair dye, and the American flag—showing 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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Book details

List price: $26.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 6/30/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

Arthur Asa Berger is professor of broadcast and electronic communication arts at San Francisco State University.