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Contents Introduction Alan Costall and Ole Dreier (University of Portsmouth, England, & University of Copenhagen, Denmark) I. Intentionality and the Functionality of Things 1. The Case of the Recalcitrant Prototype Beth Preston (University of Georgia, USA) 2. Use Plans and Artefact Functions. An Intentionalist Approach to Artefacts and their Use. Pieter Vermaas and Wybo Houkes (Delft University, The Netherlands) II. Things in the World of the Child. 3. Autism and Object Use: The Mutuality of the Social and Material in Children¿s Understanding and Use of Everyday Objects. Emma Williams and Linda Kendell-Scott (Surrey University, England, and University College, Winchester, England) 4. Object Use in Pretend play: Symbolic or Functional? Ágnes Szokolszky (University of Szeged, Hungary) 5. Culture, Language and Canonicality: Differences in the Use of Containers between Zapotec (Mexican indigenous) and Danish Children. Kristine Jensen de López (Aalborg University, Denmark) III. Transformation and Things. 6. The Cognitive Biographies of Things. David de Léon (Lund University, Sweden). 7. The Woman who used her Walking Stick as a Telephone: The Use of Utilities in Praxis. Hysse Forchhammer (University of Copenhagen, Denmark). 8. Politics of Things: The Interplay of Design and Practice in a Design Workshop with Children. Estrid Sørensen (Danish Educational University, Denmark). IV. Organisation and Things. 9. Working with Material Things: From Essentialism to Material-Semiotic Analysis of Sociotechnical Practice. Finn Olesen and Randi Markussen (Aarhus University, Denmark) 10. Words and Things: Discursive and Non-Discursive Ordering in a Networked Organisation. David Middleton and Steven D. Brown (Loughborough University, England). 11. Learning to Do Things with Things: Apprenticeship Learning in Bakery as Economy and Social Practice. Klaus Nielsen (Aarhus University, Denmark). 12. Urban Makings: Formalisation of Informal Settlements in Thailand. Gustavo Ribeiro (Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, Denmark). Index
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Material culture -- Philosophy.