George, Kenneth M.
The essays gathered for this special theme issue of Ethnos have to do
with things and their social circumstances. Though the contributors
and commentators in 'Objects on the Loose' work in different ethnographic
and disciplinary precincts, and draw from a diverse set of theoretical
writings, we share a common debt to the essays of Arjun Appadurai and those
of his collaborators in the Social Life of Things: Commodities in Cultural Perspective
(1986). As will become clear, our interests...[Show more]
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