Reading

Kenneth L. Ames, ‘Meaning in Artifacts: Hall Furnishings in Victorian America’, Journal of Interdisciplinary History 9 (Summer 1978), 19-46.

Arjun Appadurai (ed.), The Social Life of Things: Commodities in Cultural Perspective (Cambridge University Press, 1986).

Leora Auslander, ‘Beyond Words’, American Historical Review, 110/4 (2005), pp. 1015-1045.

Roland Barthes, ‘The New Citroën’ in Mythologies (Vintage, 1993), 88-89.

Ian Bogost, Alien Phenomenology: What It’s Like to be a Thing (University of Minnesota Press, 2012)

Bill Brown (ed.), Things (The University of Chicago Press, 2004).

Bill Brown, ‘Objects, Others and Us (The Refabrication of Things)’, Critical Enquiry 36 (2010)

Judith Clark, ‘Looking at Looking at Dress‘ Viktor and Rolf Exhibition Symposium presentation Barbican Gallery, September 2008.

Jeffrey Jerome Cohen (ed.), Animal, Vegetable, Mineral: Ethics and Objects (Oliphaunt Books, 2012)

Lorraine Daston (ed.), Things that Talk: Object Lessons from Art and Science (Zone Books, 2004)

Lorraine Daston and Katherine Park, Wonders and the Order of Nature: 1150-1750 (Zone Books, 2001)

Elizabeth Edwards, Chris Gosden and Ruth B. Phillips, Sensible Objects: Colonialism, Museums and Material Culture (Berg, 2006).

Alfred Gell, Art and Agency : an anthropological theory (Clarendon, 1998).

Henry Glassie, Material Culture (Indiana University Press, 1999).

Tara Hamling & Catherine Richardson (eds), Everyday Objects: Medieval and Early Modern Material Culture and its Meanings (Ashgate, 2010)

Karen Harvey (ed.), History and Material Culture: a student’s guide to approaching alternative sources (Routledge, 2009)

Amiria Henare, Martin Holbraad and Sari Wastell (eds), Thinking Through Things: theorising artefacts ethnographically (Routledge, 2007).

Ian Hodder, Entangled: An Archaeology of the Relationships between Humans and Things (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012).

Tim Ingold, ‘On Weaving a Basket’ in The Perception of the Environment: Essays on Livelihood, Dwelling and Skill (Routledge, 2000), 339-348.

W.D. Kingerly (ed.), Learning from Things: Method and Theory of Material Culture Studies (Smithsonian Institution Press, 1996).

Jonathan Lamb, The Things Things Say (Princeton University Press, 2011).

Ann Smart Martin, ‘Makers, buyers and users – consumerism as a material culture framework’, Winterthur Portfolio, 28:2/3 (1993), pp. 141-157.

Daniel Miller (ed.), Acknowledging Consumption: A Review of New Studies (Routledge, 1995).

Jules David Prown, ‘Mind in Matter: An Introduction to Material Culture Theory and Method’, Winterthur Portfolio, 17:1 (1982), pp. 1-19.

Jules David Prown, ‘The Truth of Material Culture: History or Fiction?’ in S. Lubar and W. David Kingery, History from Things: Essays on Material Culture (Smithsonian, 1995), 1-19.

Jules David Prown, Art as Evidence: Writings on Art and Material Culture (Yale University Press, 2001). [Esp. Ch. 14 – ‘Material/Culture: Can the Farmer and the Cowman Still Be Friends?]

Kellie Robertson, ‘Medieval Materialism: A Manifesto’, Exemplaria 22/2 (2010), 99-118

Kellie Robertson, ‘Medieval Things: Materiality, Historicism, and the Premodern Object’, Literature Compass 5/6 (2008), pp. 1060-1080.

Peter Stallybrass, ‘Marx’s Coat’ in P. Spyer, Border fetishisms: material objects in unstable places (Routledge, 1998), 183-207.

Carolyn Steedman, ‘What a Rag Rug Means’, Journal of Material Culture, 3/3 (1998), pp. 259-281.

Nicholas Thomas, Entangled Objects: Exchange, Material Culture, and Colonialism in the Pacific (Harvard University Press, 1991).

Christopher Y. Tilley (ed.), Handbook of Material Culture (Sage, 2006).

Frank Trentmann, ‘Materiality in the Future of History: Things, Practices, and Politics’, Journal of British Studies, 48/2 (April 2009), pp. 283-307.

Sherry Turkle (ed.), Evocative Objects: Things we Think With (MIT Press, 2007)

Sophie White, ‘‘Wearing three or four handkerchiefs around his neck, and elsewhere about him’: Slaves’ Constructions of Masculinity and Ethnicity in French Colonial New Orleans’, Gender & History 15/3 (2003), pp. 528-49.

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