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The object reader

Contributor(s): Series: In sightPublisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2009Description: xix, 554 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cmISBN:
  • 9780415452304
  • 0415452295
  • 9780415452298
  • 0415452309
Subject(s): LOC classification:
  • GN 406 OBJ
Contents:
I. Object --Gifts and the obligation to return gifts / Marcel Mauss -- The phenomenon of reification / Georg Lukács -- Toys / Roland Barthes -- Subjective discourse or the non-functional system of objects / Jean Baudrillard -- Transitional objects and transitional phenomena / D.W. Winnicott -- On weaving a basket / Tim Ingold -- Dildos / Page DuBois -- II. Thing -- The thing / Martin Heidegger -- The thing / Elizabeth Grosz -- Thing theory / Bill Brown -- From realpolitik to dingpolitik or how to make things public / Bruno Latour -- Why things matter : a manifesto for networked objects : cohabiting with pigeons, arphids, and aibos in the internet of things / Julian Bleecker -- III. Objects and Agency -- Praesentia / Peter Brown -- In some way or another one can protect oneself from the spirits by portraying them / Michael Taussig -- The technology of enchantment and the enchantment of technology / Alfred Gell -- Where are the missing masses? : the sociology of a few mundane artifacts / Bruno Latour -- IV. Object experience -- Unpacking my library : a talk about book collecting / Walter Benjamin -- King of the road : the social construction of the safety bicycle / Wiebe E. Bijker -- A leg to stand on : prosthetics, metaphor, and materiality / Vivian Sobchack -- Objects inspire / Sherry Turkle --
Summary: This collection frames the classic debates on objects and aims to generate new ones by reshaping the ways in which the object can be taught and studied, from a wide variety of disciplines and fields.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 537-544) and index.

I. Object --Gifts and the obligation to return gifts / Marcel Mauss -- The phenomenon of reification / Georg Lukács -- Toys / Roland Barthes -- Subjective discourse or the non-functional system of objects / Jean Baudrillard -- Transitional objects and transitional phenomena / D.W. Winnicott -- On weaving a basket / Tim Ingold -- Dildos / Page DuBois -- II. Thing -- The thing / Martin Heidegger -- The thing / Elizabeth Grosz -- Thing theory / Bill Brown -- From realpolitik to dingpolitik or how to make things public / Bruno Latour -- Why things matter : a manifesto for networked objects : cohabiting with pigeons, arphids, and aibos in the internet of things / Julian Bleecker -- III. Objects and Agency -- Praesentia / Peter Brown -- In some way or another one can protect oneself from the spirits by portraying them / Michael Taussig -- The technology of enchantment and the enchantment of technology / Alfred Gell -- Where are the missing masses? : the sociology of a few mundane artifacts / Bruno Latour -- IV. Object experience -- Unpacking my library : a talk about book collecting / Walter Benjamin -- King of the road : the social construction of the safety bicycle / Wiebe E. Bijker -- A leg to stand on : prosthetics, metaphor, and materiality / Vivian Sobchack -- Objects inspire / Sherry Turkle --

V. Objecthood of Images-- Art and objecthood / Michael Fried -- Calico-world : the UFA city in Neubabelsberg / Siegfried Kracauer -- Photographs as objects of memory / Elizabeth Edwards -- Aunt Jemima explained : the Old South, the absent mistress and the slave in a box / Maurice M. Manring -- VI. Leftovers -- A world of unmentionable suffering : women's public conveniences in Victorian London / Barbara Penner -- Holy kitschen : collecting religious junk from the street / Celeste Olalquiaga -- Trash / Julian Stallabrass -- From the shadows : users as designers, producers, marketers, distributors, and technical support / Christina Lindsay -- VI. Leftovers -- Aibo / Anne Friedberg -- Bouncing in the streets : a performance remix / Anna Beatrice Scott -- Broken mug / Ruud Kalingfreks -- The cosmic symbol / Michelle Henning -- The Eames chair (Dax) / Tara McPherson -- A flake of paint / Susan Pearce -- Game counter / Henry Lowood -- The Grays Inn Lane handaxe / Jill Cook -- The Homies, or the last angel of history in Silicon Valley / Curtis Marez -- Inside and outside the iPod / Guy Julier -- The LC4 chaise longue by Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand, 1928 / Penny Sparke -- Maternal object : matrixial subject / Griselda Pollock -- Mermaid's tears / Raiford Guins -- The museum of corntemporary art / Victor Margolin -- No thing to regret- / Adrian Rifkin -- Pixel / Alexander R. Galloway -- My rock / Laura U. Marks -- Saccharin sparrow (circa 1955) / Carolyn Thomas de la Peña -- My secret weapon / Georgina Kleege -- Shin's tricycle / Laurie Beth Clarke -- Snow shaker / Esther Leslie -- Ten foot, four / Peter Lunenfeld -- Thumbnails / Heidi Rae Cooley -- What lube goes into / Erica Rand -- Yesterday upon the stair / Fiona Candlin -- VIII. Object bibliography.

This collection frames the classic debates on objects and aims to generate new ones by reshaping the ways in which the object can be taught and studied, from a wide variety of disciplines and fields.

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