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Matter, Materiality and Modern Culture

1st Edition

Edited by Paul Graves-Brown


192 pages

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Matter, Materiality and Modern Culture offers a new approach to the study of contemporary objects, to give the reader a new understanding of the relationship between people and their material world. It asks how the very stuff of our world has shaped our societies by addressing a broad array of questions including:

* why do Berliners have such strange door keys?

* should the Isle of Wight pop festival be preserved?

* could aliens tell a snail shell from a waste paper basket

* why did Victorian England make so much of death and burial?

About the Editor

P.M. Graves-Brown studied Archaeology and Prehistory at Sheffield University and gained his PhD in archaeology at Southampton University. He currently works as an archaeological curator in South Wales. He has published a wider variety of work, mainly on human origins and modern material culture.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Archaeology