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Objects on the loose: Ethnographic encounters with unruly artefacts a foreword

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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Date published: 1999
Type: Journal article
Source: Ethnos
DOI: 10.1080/00141844.1999.9981595


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