Table of contents for Understanding material culture / Ian Woodward.


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PART ONE: LOCATING MATERIAL CULTURE
The Material as Culture. Definitions, Perspectives, Approaches
Studying Material Culture. Origins and Premises
PART TWO: THEORETICAL APPROACHES TO STUDYING MATERIAL CULTURE
The Deceptive, Suspicious Object. Marxist and Critical Approaches
The Object as Symbolic Code. Structural and Semiotic Approaches
The Material Representing the Cultural Universe. Objects, Symbols and Cultural Categories
PART THREE: OBJECTS IN ACTION
Objects and Distinction. The Aesthetic Field and Expressive Materiality
Material Culture and Identity. Objects and the Self
Material Culture, Narratives, and Social Performance. Objects in Contexts
PART FOUR: CONCLUSION
Conclusion:
Objects and Meaning in Consumer Culture



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Material culture.