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Author Itineraries of the Material: Shifting Contexts of Value and Things in Time and Space (2001 : Universität Frankfurt am Main)

Title Mobility, meaning and the transformations of things : shifting contexts of material culture through time and space / edited by Hans Peter Hahn and Hadas Weiss
Published Oxford, UK : Oxbow Books, [2013]
Oakville, CT, USA : David Brown Book Company [distributor]
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Description 1 online resource (iv, 200 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction : biographies, travels and itineraries of things / Hans Peter Hahn and Hadas Weiss -- Houses of resistance : time and materiality among the Mao of Ethiopia / Alfredo González-Ruibal -- Imprints as punctuations of material itineraries / Carl Knappett -- The sacred king, royal containers, alienable material contents, and value in contemporary Cameroon / Jean-Pierre Warnier -- Containing precious metals : hallmarking, minting and the materiality of gold and silver in medieval and modern England / Peter Oakley -- Worthless things? : on the difference between devaluing and sorting out things / Anamaria Depner -- Against the throw-away-mentality : the reuse of amphoras in ancient maritime transport / Selma Abdelhamid -- A secondary use of Roman coins? : possibilities and limitations of object biography / Gordana Ciric -- The role of flint in mediating identities : the microscopic evidence / Annelou van Gijn and Karsten Wentink -- Wampum as maussian objet social totalitaire / Mario Schmidt -- Bright as the sun : the appropriation of amber objects in Mycenaean Greece / Joseph Maran -- The materiality of medieval heirlooms : from biographical to sacred objects / Roberta Gilchrist -- Epilogue : cultural biographies and itineraries of things : second thoughts / David Fontijn
Notes "The contributions to this book are based on presentations and discussions at a conference, held in October 2011, entitled 'Itineraries of the Material: Shifting Contexts of Value and Things in Time and Space' at the Goethe University in Frankfurt."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Material culture -- Case studies
Material culture -- Congresses
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Cultural Policy.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Popular Culture.
Material culture.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Archaeology
Genre/Form Case studies.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Hahn, Hans Peter, author, editor
Weiss, Hadas, author, editor
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