1. Stuff - Daniel Miller 2010 (electronic resource)

    Book Required

  2. Handbook of material culture - Christopher Y. Tilley, Webb Keane, Susanne Küchler, Michael Rowlands 2006 (electronic resource)

    Book Recommended

  3. Material culture: critical concepts in the social sciences - Victor Buchli 2004

    Book Recommended

  4. The anthropology of art: a reader - Morgan Perkins, Howard Morphy 2006 (electronic resource)

    Book Recommended

  5. The fame of Gawa: a symbolic study of value transformation in a Massim (Papua New Guinea) society - Nancy D. Munn 1992

    Book Recommended Read Chapters 1 and 4. High Use copy held in the Central Library.

  6. Academic Anthropology and the Museum: Back to the Future - Mary Bouquet ©2001 (electronic resource)

    Book Recommended

  7. The comfort of things - Daniel Miller 2008 (electronic resource)

    Book Recommended

  8. The social life of materials: studies in materials and society - Adam Drazin, Susanne Küchler 2015 (electronic resource)

    Book Recommended

  9. Things: What is material culture? What are material culture studies? 7 items
    1. Handbook of material culture - Christopher Y. Tilley, Webb Keane, Susanne Küchler, Michael Rowlands 2006 (electronic resource)

      Book Required Read pages 7-13: Introduction

    2. Materiality - Daniel Miller 2005 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Read Chapter 1: Materiality: An Introduction’

  10. Collecting and Museums 9 items
    1. The cultures of collecting - John Elsner, Roger Cardinal 1994 (electronic resource)

      Book Required Read Pages 25-48: Unless you do these crazy thing

    2. The makers and making of indigenous Australian museum collections - Nicolas Peterson, Lindy Allen, Louise Hamby 2008

      Book Recommended Read Pages 76-110: An Ark of Aboriginal Relics

    3. Ochre and rust artefacts and encounters on Australian frontiers - Philip Jones 2011, c2008 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Read Chapter 1: Master Blackburn's Whip

    4. Possessions: indigenous art/colonial culture - Nicholas Thomas 1999

      Book Recommended

  11. Art/artefact: What is an art work? 9 items
    1. The anthropology of art: a reader - Morgan Perkins, Howard Morphy 2006 (electronic resource)

      Book Required Read Chapter 12: Introduction to Art/Artifact: African Art in Anthropology Collections

    2. Primitive art - Franz Boas 1955

      Book Recommended

    3. The anthropology of art: a reader - Morgan Perkins, Howard Morphy 2006 (electronic resource)

      Book Further

    4. Art in Oceania: a new history - Peter William Brunt 2012

      Book Recommended

  12. Objects in motion and the Social Life of Things 10 items
    1. The social life of things: commodities in cultural perspective - Arjun Appadurai 1986 (electronic resource)

      Book Required Read Chapter 1: Introduction : Commodities and the politics of value

    2. The social life of things: commodities in cultural perspective - Arjun Appadurai 1986 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Read Chapter 2: The Cultural Biography of Things: Commoditization as Process

    3. The social life of things: commodities in cultural perspective - Arjun Appadurai 1986 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Read Chapter 10: The Origins of Swadeshi (Home Industry): Cloth and Indian Society, 1700-1930

    4. Gifts and commodities - C. A. Gregory, Marilyn Strathern 2015

      Book Recommended Read Chapter 7: The Transformation of Commodities into Gifts in Colonial Papua New Guinea

    5. In the shadow of slavery: Africa's botanical legacy in the Atlantic world - Judith Ann Carney, Richard Nicholas Rosomoff c2009 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

  13. Aesthetics, Enchantment, Agency 9 items
    1. Painting Culture: The Making of an Aboriginal High Art - Fred R. Myers 2002 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Read Chapter 1: Truth or Beauty: The Revelatory Regime of Pintupi Painting

    2. Beyond aesthetics: art and the technologies of enchantment - Christopher Pinney, Nicholas Thomas 2001

      Book Recommended

    3. Key debates in anthropology - Tim Ingold 1996 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Read Pages 249-275: Aesthetics is a cross-cultural category

    4. The anthropology of art: a reader - Morgan Perkins, Howard Morphy 2006 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Read Chapter 6: The Abelam Artist

  14. Consumption and shopping 9 items
    1. Consumption and its consequences - Daniel Miller 2012 (electronic resource)

      Book Required Read Chapter 3: Why we Shop

    2. Purchasing power: black kids and American consumer culture - Elizabeth Chin 2001 (electronic resource)

      Book Required Read Chapter 4: Hemmed in and shut out

    3. The World of Goods : Towards an Anthropology of Consumption - Professor Mary Douglas, Mary Douglas, Baron Isherwood 1996

      Book Recommended

    4. Handbook of material culture - Christopher Y. Tilley, Webb Keane, Susanne Küchler, Michael Rowlands 2006 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Read Chapter 22: Consumption

  15. Making homes 9 items
    1. Home possessions: material culture behind closed doors - Daniel Miller 2001

      Book Recommended

    2. The material culture reader - Victor Buchli 2002

      Book Recommended Read: Pages 215-236 'Khrushchev, Modernism and the Fight against Petit-bourgeois Consciousness in the Soviet Home' and pages 207-213 ' Architecture and the Domestic Sphere'. High Use copy held in Central Library.

    3. Love objects: emotion, design and material culture - Anna Moran, Sorcha O'Brien 2014 (electronic resource)

      Book Required Read pp.125-135

    4. Design anthropology: theory and practice - Wendy Gunn, Ton Otto, Rachel Charlotte Smith 2013 (electronic resource)

      Book Required

    5. Gender, Modern Design, and Home Consumption - Deborah Leslie, Suzanne Reimer 2003

      Article Required

  16. Value and Material Culture 11 items
    1. Handbook of material culture - Christopher Y. Tilley, Webb Keane, Susanne Küchler, Michael Rowlands 2006 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Read Chapter 18: Tracking Globalisation: Commodities and Value in Motioin

    2. The uses of value - Daniel Miller 05/2008

      Article Recommended

    3. Inalienable possessions: the paradox of keeping-while-giving - Annette B. Weiner 1992 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    4. Rethinking fakes, authenticating selves - Magdalena Crăciun 12/2012

      Article Recommended

  17. Media and material culture 9 items
    1. Media worlds: anthropology on new terrain - Faye D. Ginsburg, Lila Abu-Lughod, Brian Larkin 2002 (electronic resource)

      Book Required Read Chapter 17: Mobile Machines and Fluid Audiences: Rethinking Reception through Zambian Radio Culture

    2. Coming of age in Second Life: an anthropologist explores the virtually human - Tom Boellstorff c2008 (electronic resource)

      Book Required Read Chapter 1: The subject and scope of this inquiry

    3. The cell phone: an anthropology of communication - Heather A. Horst, Daniel Miller 2006 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    4. The Internet: an ethnographic approach - Daniel Miller, Don Slater 2000 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    5. Acknowledging consumption: a review of new studies - Daniel Miller 1995 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Read: Theories of Consumption in Media Studies

  18. Presence and absence; remembering and forgetting 10 items
    1. Pages 1-18: Introduction - Adrian Forty 1999

      Chapter Required

    2. Chapter 3: His Memory - A Luria 1975

      Chapter Recommended

    3. An anthropology of absence: materializations of transcendence and loss - Mikkel Bille, Frida Hastrup, Tim Flohr Sørensen 2010 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    4. Remembering: a study in experimental and social psychology - Frederic Charles Bartlett 1995 (electronic resource)

      Book Further

  19. Clothing. 9 items
    1. Stuff - Daniel Miller 2010 (electronic resource)

      Book Required Read Chapter 1: Why clothing is not superficial

    2. Clothing as material culture - Susanne Küchler, Daniel Miller 2005 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Read pp.61-83: Aesthetics , Ethics and Politics of the Turkish Headscarf.

    3. Border fetishisms: material objects in unstable spaces - Patricia Spyer 1998 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Read Chapter 7: Marx's Coat

    4. Chapter 1: Mina's Story - Mukulika Banerjee, Daniel Miller 2003

      Chapter Recommended

    5. Clothing as material culture - Susanne Küchler, Daniel Miller 2005 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

  20. The sensory turn and material culture 10 items
    1. An Anthropology of Luminosity: The Agency of Light - M. Bille, T. F. Sorensen 01/11/2007

      Article Required

    2. Sensible objects: colonialism, museums and material culture - Elizabeth Edwards, Christopher Gosden, Ruth B. Phillips 2006 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Read Chapter 7: Museum as Sensescape: Western Sensibilities and Indigenous Artifacts

    3. Food and the Senses - David E. Sutton 21/10/2010

      Article Recommended

    4. The Varieties of sensory experience: a sourcebook in the anthropology of the senses - David Howes c1991

      Book Recommended Read pp 129-147 " Olfaction and Transition " High Use copy held in Central Library.

    5. Handbook of material culture - Christopher Y. Tilley, Webb Keane, Susanne Küchler, Michael Rowlands 2006 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Read Chapter 11: The Colours of Things

    6. Chapter 3: Waterfalls of song: an acoustemology of place resounding in Bosavi, Papua New Guinea - Steven Feld 1996

      Chapter Recommended Read Chapter 3: Waterfalls of song: an acoustemology of place resounding in Bosavi, Papua New Guinea. High Use copy held in the Central Library.

  21. Recycling and globalisation 14 items
    1. Clothing as material culture - Susanne Küchler, Daniel Miller 2005 (electronic resource)

      Book Required Read Pages 83-105: Cloth that lies: The Secrets of Recycling in India

    2. Plastic bags: Living with rubbish - G. Hawkins 01/03/2001

      Article Recommended

    3. Second-hand cultures - Nicky Gregson, Louise Crewe 2003

      Book Recommended

  22. Past Central Exam Papers 1 item
    1. Past Central Exam Papers

      Webpage  Follow the link and search for past exam papers by course code.