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Author: Daniel Miller
ISBN: 0745644244
Language: English
Pages: 220 pages
Category: Social Sciences
Publisher: Polity; 1 edition (December 2, 2009)
Rating: 4.3
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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. The book opens with a critique of the concept of superficiality as applied to clothing. It presents the theories that are required to understand the way we are created by material as well as social relations

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Things make us just as much as we make things. It presents the theories that are required to understand the way we are created by material as well as social relations. It takes us inside the very private worlds of our home possessions and our processes of accommodating. It considers issues of materiality in relation to the media.

The book opens with a critique of the concept of superficiality as applied to clothing. It considers issues of materiality in relation to the media, as well as the implications of such an approach in relation, for example, to poverty. Finally, the book considers objects which we use to define what it is to be alive and how we use objects to cope with death.

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This book shows why it is time to acknowledge and confront this neglect and how much we can learn from focusing our attention on stuff.

Daniel Miller (born 1954) is an anthropologist who is closely associated with studies of human relationships to things and the consequences of consumption. His theoretical work was first developed in Material Culture and Mass Consumption and is summarised more recently in his book Stuff. This is concerned to transcend the usual dualism between subject and object and to study how social relations are created through consumption as an activity.

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This book shows why it is time to acknowledge and confront this neglect and how much we can learn from focusing our attention on stuff.

Things make us just as much as we make things. And yet, unlike the study of languages or places, there is no discipline devoted to the study of material things. This book shows why it is time to acknowledge and confront this neglect and how much we can learn from focusing our attention on stuff.The book opens with a critique of the concept of superficiality as applied to clothing. It presents the theories that are required to understand the way we are created by material as well as social relations. It takes us inside the very private worlds of our home possessions and our processes of accommodating. It considers issues of materiality in relation to the media, as well as the implications of such an approach in relation, for example, to poverty. Finally, the book considers objects which we use to define what it is to be alive and how we use objects to cope with death.

Based on more than thirty years of research in the Caribbean, India, London and elsewhere, Stuff is nothing less than a manifesto for the study of material culture and a new way of looking at the objects that surround us and make up so much of our social and personal life.

Comments (6)
Hidden Winter
Very insightful discussion of material culture. Spends some time in the beginning distancing itself from academic projects, which I appreciated as a non-academic. Helpful review of theoretical influences without over-indulgence. Possible to read it as a non-judgmental and even optimistic interpretation of consumer culture, which I don't encounter very often. I would recommend to anyone interested in the subject, it does an excellent job of navigating it.
Mot
Miller's concept of the 'humility of things' regarding the paradox of how invisible, yet how utterly powerful 'things' can be, is insightful. His book offers thorough research and meaningful examples. The stories of Trinidadians, in particular are not-to-be-missed and point out some essential truths about our own belief systems which are so smart, they are disorienting. I recommend this read!!

Dr. Tracy Brower, Author of Bring Work to Life by Bringing Life to Work: A Guide for Leaders and Organizations
Vivados
This is a spectacular book by the leading light of the field of material culture studies. Readable and entertaining, profound and provocative, Stuff ranges from the loftiest philosophy to the furnishings of the author's own living room (literally) and from India to the Caribbean. If you have any interest in the way you create and are created by the tangible things that surround you, this is a must-read.
Browelali
This book is quite interesting, but very theoretical in nature. I was hoping for something slightly
more practical, as I plan on doing a research study in this area.
Whitehammer
Mediocre
Rainpick
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