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An Archaeology of the Immaterial

By Victor Buchli

Routledge – 2014 – 208 pages

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Description

An Archaeology of the Immaterial examines a highly significant but poorly understood aspect of material culture studies namely the active rejection of the material world. By this is meant a number of cultural projects, from anti-consumerism, asceticism, and other attempts to transcend material circumstances. This book looks at the way people ‘disengage’ from the material world as a specific kind of physical engagement that has profound implications for our understanding of personhood and materiality.

Contents

1. Introduction Chapter 2: Immateriality and the Ascetic Object in late Antiquity 3: The Christian Ascetic Object and the Reformation 4. The Reformation 5. The Twentieth Century

Name: An Archaeology of the Immaterial (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Victor Buchli. An Archaeology of the Immaterial examines a highly significant but poorly understood aspect of material culture studies namely the active rejection of the material world. By this is meant a number of cultural projects, from anti-consumerism, asceticism,...
Categories: Archaeological Theory, Material Culture, Material Culture