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Anthropology and the individual [electronic resource] : a material culture perspective / edited by Daniel Miller.

Contributor(s): Miller, Daniel, 1954-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Materializing culture: Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Berg, 2009Description: 1 online resource (vi, 182 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9781847884961 (electronic bk.); 1847884962 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Material culture | Individualism | PSYCHOLOGY -- Social Psychology | Sachkultur | Individualismus | Sozialanthropologie | Individuum | KulturanthropologeGenre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Anthropology and the individual.DDC classification: 302.5 Other classification: LB 58000 | MS 9350 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Individuals and the aesthetic of order / Daniel Miller -- Trading in fake brands, self-creating as an individual / Magdalena Cr�aciun -- 'Making things come out' : design, originality and the individual in a B�og�olan artisan community / Bodil Birkeb�k Olesen -- Building and ordering transnationalism : the 'Greek house' in Albania as a material process / Dimitris Dalakoglou -- The Christian and the taxi driver : poverty and aspiration in rural Jamaica / Daniel Miller -- How Madrid creates individuals / Marjorie Murray -- Aesthetics of the self : digital mediations / Heather A. Horst -- Unmaking family relationships : Belgrade mothers and their migrant children / Ivana Baji�c-Hajdukovi�c -- Fashioning individuality and social connectivity among Yoruba women in London / Julie Botticello -- Creating order through struggle in revolutionary Cuba / Anna Pertierra -- Food, family, art and God : aesthetic authority in public life in Trinidad / Gabrielle Hosein.
Summary: Anthropology is usually associated with the study of society, but the anthropologist must also understand people as individuals. This study demonstrates how methods of social analysis can be applied to the individual, while remaining entirely distinct from psychology and other perspectives on the person.
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Individuals and the aesthetic of order / Daniel Miller -- Trading in fake brands, self-creating as an individual / Magdalena Cr�aciun -- 'Making things come out' : design, originality and the individual in a B�og�olan artisan community / Bodil Birkeb�k Olesen -- Building and ordering transnationalism : the 'Greek house' in Albania as a material process / Dimitris Dalakoglou -- The Christian and the taxi driver : poverty and aspiration in rural Jamaica / Daniel Miller -- How Madrid creates individuals / Marjorie Murray -- Aesthetics of the self : digital mediations / Heather A. Horst -- Unmaking family relationships : Belgrade mothers and their migrant children / Ivana Baji�c-Hajdukovi�c -- Fashioning individuality and social connectivity among Yoruba women in London / Julie Botticello -- Creating order through struggle in revolutionary Cuba / Anna Pertierra -- Food, family, art and God : aesthetic authority in public life in Trinidad / Gabrielle Hosein.

Anthropology is usually associated with the study of society, but the anthropologist must also understand people as individuals. This study demonstrates how methods of social analysis can be applied to the individual, while remaining entirely distinct from psychology and other perspectives on the person.

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