Monday, August 27, 2012

The Interstitial Positions of Material Culture

Biotech 2011-10-24 15-37-08-13
Biotech 2011-10-24 15-37-08-13 (Photo credit: andybient)
"The interstitial positions occupied by material culture studies provide a platform for a critical engagement with materiality for understanding issues facing us such as the fluidity of gender and body/object interfaces, recyclia, biotech, genetic engineering and the Internet - in short, those key materializing  and transformative processes that shape new inclusions and exclusions as the critical focus of material culture studies such as new kinds of bodies, forms of 'nature' and political subjects."

Buchli, V., (2002) (Ed.), The Material Culture Reader, Berg, Oxford.
Enhanced by Zemanta

No comments:

Post a Comment