SOCI/ANTH 441/2A – Material Culture
Week 2: September 10, 2014
- Library session
- Sharing links: Diigo Group
Have you thought about an object?
Part I: Description (October 8)
Questions to ask (of) the object
- What is it?
- What are its features?
- What are its parts, components, materials?
- How does it feel, smell, sound, look, or even taste?
- How can it be characterized, categorized, typologized?
- How is it made, built?
- What is its history?
- Who has made it, transformed it, distributed it?
- When was it made?
- What are its antecedents, ancestors, prerequisites?
- Where does it come from?
- Where is it heading?
- What does it mean, represent, signify?
- What is it worth, to whom?
- How does it compare to similar objects?
- What can it do, how can it be used?
- What does it afford?
- symbolic, labor, professional, material, technological, political, economic, textual, bodily, historical
- context, educational, political, mythological, symbolic, labor, professional, material, technological, economic, textual, bodily
Past Week: DiSalvo
What did you notice?
Other angles on DiSalvo?
Next Week: Magaudda
- Magaudda, Paolo. “When Materiality ‘bites Back’: Digital Music Consumption Practices in the Age of Dematerialization.” Journal of Consumer Culture 11, no. 1 (March 1, 2011): 15–36. doi:10.1177/1469540510390499.
music (156), practice (75), practices (78), consumption (70), digital (61).
music, practices, practice, consumption, digital, material, objects, ipod, materiality, process, changes, cultural, consumer, circuit, change, object, devices, listening, digitalization, processes, meanings, personal, appropriation, technologies, reconfiguration, dematerialization, sense, listeners, experience, integration, adoption, technology, records, record, gift, computer, performative, culture, articulation, players, formats, consumers, transformation, sts, shift, portable, obsolete, materialities, experiences, everyday, embodied, diffusion, values, value, interviews, emergence, cultures, connected, accessories, adaptation
- Digital economy (Anderson)
- Anthropology of consumption (McCracken)
- STS: Science and Technology Studies (Bijker, Pinch…)
- ANT: Actor-Network Theory (Latour, Callon, Law)
- Immaterial vs. material
- Commodification of music
- Practices and objects
- Circuit of practice
- Texts cited by Magaudda (Bijker, Dant, Douglas, Kopytoff, Latour, Miller, Orlikowski, Pinch, Ritzer, Shove, Vannini)
- Texts citing Magaudda