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History from things : essays on material culture / edited by Steven Lubar and W. David Kingery.

Contributor(s): Lubar, Steve | Kingery, W. David | Smithsonian Institution
Language: English Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Smithsonian Institution Press, 1993Description: xviii, 300 pages : illustrations, diagrams, plans, tables ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1560982047Subject(s): Archaeology and history | Material cultureLOC classification: CC77.H5 | H59 1993
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The truth of material culture: history or fiction? / Jules David Prown; Why we need things / Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi; Objects as instruments, objects as signs / Jacques Maquet; Some matters of substance / Robert Friedel; The ancestry of Chinese bronze vessels / Jessica Rawson; The interpretation of artifacts in the history of technology / Robert B. Gordon; Gardens and society in 18th century England / Thomas Williamson; Common landscapes as historic documents / Peirce Lewis; The New England cemetery as a cultural landscape / Ian W. Brown; Artifacts as expressions of society and culture: subversive genealogy and the value of history / Mark P. Leone and Barbara J. Little; Why take a behavioral approach to folk objects? / Michael Owen Jones; Machine politics: the political construction of technological artifacts / Steven Lubar; Technological systems and some implications with regard to continuity and change / W. David Kingery; Replication techniques in eastern Zhou bronze casting / Robert W. Bagley; Technological styles: transforming a natural material into a cultural object / Rita P. Wright; The biography of an object: the intercultural style vessels of the 3rd millennium B.C. / C.C. Lamberg-Karlovsky; The sign of the object / John Dixon Hunt.

Includes bibliographical references.

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