A Material World

A Material World[PDF] ✅ A Material World By George W Boudreau – Tbjewellers.co.uk In this volume scholars from various disciplines show how physical objects can expand our comprehension of how people lived worked and thought during the colonial and early national periodsInspired by In this volume scholars from various disciplines show how physical objects can expand our comprehension of how people lived worked and thought during the colonial and early national periodsInspired by the material turn that introduced the legibility of objects across humanities disciplines the essays in this collection show how reading material objects from sites such as Monticello Salem and the Connecticut River Valley brings to light significant dimensions of social experience and cultural practices that are not visible in the written record of early America Reading objects for evidence of the lives and A Material eBook ó values of the individuals and groups that imagined fabricated bought and used them the contributors examine the migration of items such as chairs fashionable dressing tables portraits and even natural relics In doing so they uncover complex economic ethical and mnemonic issues; investigate the political life of seemingly unpolitical things such as a rock in Plymouth Massachusetts; and consider the environmental riches and extraction industries behind early American prosperity and ingenuityTogether these essays demonstrate the value of attending closely to visual and material culture as objects can be derided or cherished as proxies for people and ideas A Material World will interest both academics and enthusiasts of visual and material culture as well as anyone interested in life and society in early AmericaIn addition to the editors the contributors to this volume are Paul G E Clemens Edward S Cooke Jr Stephen G Hague Patricia Johnston Laura C Keim Ellen G Miles Emily A Murphy Nancy Siegel Carol Eaton Soltis and Jennifer Van Horn.

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A Material World Kindle ¸ A Material  eBook ó
  • Hardcover
  • 344 pages
  • A Material World
  • George W Boudreau
  • 28 October 2016
  • 9780271081151

10 thoughts on “A Material World

  1. says:

    Deep dive into colonial material culture using objects like Jefferson’s portraits and taxidermy to examine the colonial ideas of man’s place in nature and ornate dressing tables as a study of class race and public persona

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