By Daniel Miller,Lynn Meskell,Michael Rowlands,Fred R. Myers,Matthew Engelke
Considering themes as different as theology, expertise, finance, and paintings, the contributors—most of whom are anthropologists—examine the various alternative ways within which materiality has been understood and the results of those adjustments. Their case reviews convey that the most recent different types of monetary buying and selling tools should be in comparison with the oldest beliefs of historic Egypt, that the promise of software program may be in comparison with an age-old wish for an unmediated courting to divinity. even if concentrating on the theology of Islamic banking, Australian Aboriginal paintings, derivatives buying and selling in Japan, or textiles that reply on to their surroundings, every one essay provides intensity and nuance to the undertaking that Materiality advances: a profound acknowledgment and rethinking of 1 of the fundamental homes of being human.
Contributors. Matthew Engelke, Webb Keane, Susanne Küchler, invoice Maurer, Lynn Meskell, Daniel Miller, Hirokazu Miyazaki, Fred Myers, Christopher Pinney, Michael Rowlands, Nigel Thrift
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