The social life of things : commodities in cultural perspective / edited by Arjun Appadurai.

Title: 
The social life of things : commodities in cultural perspective / edited by Arjun Appadurai.

Notice of Upcoming Content and Access Change

The Museum is working on the future of our online collections access, which will be incrementally released over time. On November 1, 2022, “My Collection” sets will be discontinued and no longer available. If you have “My Collection” sets you wish to preserve, we encourage you to print the sets, save as a PDF, or otherwise make your own copies of important information for your future reference.

Publisher: 
Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1986.
Description: 
xiv, 329 pages ; 24 cm
Other Authors: 
Appadurai, Arjun, 1949-
Conference Name: 
Ethnohistory Workshop (1983 : University of Pennsylvania)
Ethnohistory Workshop (1984 : University of Pennsylvania)
Symposium on the Relationship between Commodities and Culture (1984 : Philadelphia, Pa.)
Format of Material: 
Books
Bib ID: 
141330
Find this in the library
Location: 
Stacks
Call Number: 
GN450.S63 1986z
Notes: 
Three of the papers were presented to the Ethnohistory Workshop at the University of Pennsylvania during 1983-84; the others were presented at a Symposium on the Relationship between Commodities and Culture, held May 23-25, 1984, in Philadelphia.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: 
Commodities and the politics of value / Arjun Appadurai --
The cultural biography of things : commoditization as process / Igor Kopytoff --
Two kinds of value in the Eastern Solomon Islands / William H. Davenport --
Newcomers to the world of goods : consumption among the Muria Gonds / Alfred Gell --
Varna and the emergence of wealth in prehistoric Europe / Colin Renfrew --
Sacred commodities : the circulation of medieval relics / Patrick Geary --
Weavers and dealers : the authenticity of an oriental carpet / Brian Spooner --
Qat : changes in the production and consumption of a quasilegal commodity in northeast Africa / Lee V. Cassanelli --
The structure of a cultural crisis : thinking about cloth in France before and after the Revolution / William M. Reddy --
The origins of swadeshi (home industry) : cloth and Indian society, 1700-1930 / C.A. Bayly.
ISBN: 
0521323517
9780521323512
0521357268 (pbk.)
9780521357265 (pbk.)