Learning from things : method and theory of material culture studies / edited by W. David Kingery.
Contributor(s): Kingery, W. DavidLanguage: English Publisher: Washington, London : Smithsonian Institution Press, 1996.Description: x, 262p. : ill., maps ; 23cm.ISBN: 1560986077Subject(s): Material culture | Technology and civilization | Archaeology and historyDDC classification: 306
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Collection of essays results from a conference on material culture held at the Smithsonian Institution. -.
Includes bibliographical references.
1, Paradigms for material culture studies. Material/culture: can the farmer and the cowman still be friends? / J.D. Prown; 2, Material culture in the history of technology. Learning from technological things / S. Lubar; Object lesson/object myths? What historians of technology learn from things / J.J. Corn; Object/ions: technology, culture and gender / R. Oldenziel; 3, Formation processes. Formation processes of the historical and archaeological records / M.B. Schiffer; Pathways to the present: in search of shirt-pocket radios with subminiature tubes / M.B. Schiffer; The destruction of the archaeological heritage and the formation of museum collections, Denmark / K. Kristiansen; Passionate possession: the formation of private collections / M. Akin; Formation processes of ethnographic collection: examples from the Great Basin of western North America / Catherine S. & Don D. Fowler; The formation of anthropological archive records / N.J. Parezo; 4, Material science in material culture studies. A role for materials science / W.D. Kingery; Materials science and material culture / W.D. Kingery; Optical and electron microscopy in material culture studies / D. Killick; Dating, provenance and usage in material culture studies / M.S. Tite.