Monday, August 27, 2012

The Discourse of Artefacts

English: Men in an Outrigger Canoe Headed for ...
English: Men in an Outrigger Canoe Headed for Shore, oil on canvas, 48 x 68 inches (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
"Discourse occurs at the silent level of the artefact and is continuously presenced in the world as such. It is a discourse which is not, and cannot be, articulated in speech."

Tilley, C., 'The Metaphorical Transformations of Wala Canoes' in Buchli, V., (2002) (Ed.), The Material Culture Reader, Berg, Oxford.
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