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MATERIAL VERNACULARS: OBJECTS, IMAGES AND THEIR SOCIAL WORLDS. Ed. by Jason Baird Jackson. Indiana University Press, Bloomington, 2016. Published in association with Mathers Museum of World Cultures, Indiana University, Bloomington. Material Vernaculars. 210 pp. with 77 ills. (65 col.). 23 x 16 cm. ISBN 9780253023483 In English.
Hardcover edition also available; see Worldwide 175250. Publisher's description: The role of objects and images in everyday life are illuminated incisively in Material Vernaculars, which combines historical, ethnographic, and object-based methods across a diverse range of material and visual cultural forms. The contributors to this volume offer revealing insights into the significance of such practices as scrapbooking, folk art produced by the elderly, the wedding coat in Osage ceremonial exchanges, temporary huts built during the Jewish festival of Sukkot, and Kiowa women's traditional roles in raiding and warfare. While emphasizing local vernacular culture, the contributors point to the ways that culture is put to social ends within larger social networks and within the stream of history. While attending to the material world, these case studies explicate the manner in which the tangible and intangible, the material and the meaningful, are constantly entwined and co-constituted.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — United States — Several Periods — Several Media — Naive/Folk/Outsider Art
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 175251
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