The Social Life of Materials

Smart materials are designed to anticipate our actions and needs, yet we are increasingly unable to apprehend the composite materials which comprise new products.Bringing together ethnographic studies of cultures from around the world, this ...

The Social Life of Materials

Author: Adam Drazin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000183149

Page: 336

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Materials play a central role in society. Beyond the physical and chemical properties of materials, their cultural properties have often been overlooked in anthropological studies: finished products have been perceived as ‘social’ yet the materials which comprise them are considered ‘raw’ or natural’. The Social Life of Materials proposes a new perspective in this interdisciplinary field. Diverting attention from the consumption of objects, the book looks towards the properties of materials and how these exist through many transformations in a variety of cultural contexts.Human societies have always worked with materials. However, the customs and traditions surrounding this differ according to the place, the time and the material itself. Whether or not the material is man-made, materials are defined by social intervention. Today, these constitute one of the most exciting areas of global scientific research and innovation, harboring the potential to act as key vehicles of change in the world. But this ‘materials revolution’ has complex social implications. Smart materials are designed to anticipate our actions and needs, yet we are increasingly unable to apprehend the composite materials which comprise new products.Bringing together ethnographic studies of cultures from around the world, this collection explores the significance of materials by moving beyond questions of what may be created from them. Instead, the text argues that the materials themselves represent a shifting ground around which relationships, identities and powers are constantly formed and dissolved in the act of making and remaking.

The Century

The social potentialities of the average American village are quite beyond any
man's calculation . ... All the agencies , and materials , and appurtenances for a
beautiful social life and growth ܘܪܐ ܐ family feeling that may exist in churches
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The Century

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Every day Topics

It would be difficult to find any village in the country which has not the materials
and the forces of the best civilization and ... The fact , however , is that almost
universally the agencies concerned in raising the social life of a community are ,
for ...

Every day Topics

Author: Josiah Gilbert Holland

Publisher: New York, C. Scribner's sons. 1882.

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Page: 370

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Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine

We have seen themselves are children , and are to be treated as young people
dissatisfied with their life , and wishing ... All the agencies , and materials , and
and point the finger . appurtenances for a beautiful social life and growth It is not
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Matters of Conflict

In its multidisciplinary approach and wide-ranging contributions, the book looks at trench art and postcards through museum collections to prosthetic limbs, and examines the First World War and its significance through the things it left ...

Matters of Conflict

Author: Saunders Nichol

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415280532

Page: 214

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In its multidisciplinary approach and wide-ranging contributions, the book looks at trench art and postcards through museum collections to prosthetic limbs, and examines the First World War and its significance through the things it left behind.

The Social Life of the Japanese Language

This book focuses on the historical construction of language norms and its relationship to actual language use in contemporary Japan.

The Social Life of the Japanese Language

Author: Shigeko Okamoto

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107072263

Page: 352

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This book focuses on the historical construction of language norms and its relationship to actual language use in contemporary Japan.

Tiruray Home and Social Life

Chapter III MATERIAL CULTURE OF THE TIRURAYS Houses Let us visit the
home of a little Tiruray boy named Bonaso . Bonaso ' s house is built of light
materials . These materials may be rounded poles of third class wood , while the
posts ...

Tiruray Home and Social Life

Author: Corazon Martin-RoQuero

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Researching Social Life

Reviews of the First Edition `... an ideal primary text for an undergraduate course in social research methods' - Teaching Sociology `This is a very impressive book.

Researching Social Life

Author: Nigel Gilbert

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761972457

Page: 406

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Reviews of the First Edition `... an ideal primary text for an undergraduate course in social research methods' - Teaching Sociology `This is a very impressive book. It is admirably written in clear, straightforward language, so that I can easily imagine undergraduates responding well to its use as a core text.' - Geoff Payne, Professor of Social Research, University of Plymouth `Provides an excellent introductory methods text that covers every stage of quantitative and qualitative research.' - Journal of Social Policy `an ideal text for undergraduates in a variety of disciplines who are taking research methods courses'

Kindergarten Primary Magazine

He is really playing at making the things which some day he may actually make
out of larger and more permanent materials . But it is in the games that the
kindergarten uses the most complete form of social life . No one can play a game
alone ...

Kindergarten Primary Magazine

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Library of Congress Catalogs

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Firm ) [ DS663 ; 915.99 72-702490 Coronet Instructional Materials 73 Weather .
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Teaching Visual Culture

Offering a conceptual framework for teaching the visual arts (K-12 and higher education) from a cultural standpoint, the author discusses visual culture in a democracy.

Teaching Visual Culture

Author: Kerry Freedman

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807743713

Page: 189

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Offering a conceptual framework for teaching the visual arts (K-12 and higher education) from a cultural standpoint, the author discusses visual culture in a democracy.

Maryland Medical Journal

... ininister to the comfort and luxury of PRESIDENT'S ADDRESS . the race , and
yet while the hands of the fabricator are busy manipulating the THE RELATION
OF SOCIAL LIFE materials of their industrier , he is breathing a death laden air .

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