Touching Things

Touching Things

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Touching Things. Ethnological Aspects of Modern Material Culture. Edited by Pirjo Korkiakangas, Tiina-Riitta Lappi & Heli Niskanen
Finnish Literature Society
Studia Fennica. Ethnologica 11
Helsinki 2008, 277 pp.

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Material culture has always played an essential role in ethnological studies. The object of ethnological study has been the culture itself, the life reflected in things and artefacts, and the beliefs that lie behind the material. But like the definitions of subjects and concepts, the very meaning of material culture in modern ethnology is manifold and therefore needs to be considered continuously and repeatedly anew. This book discusses material culture from various viewpoints, such as museums, everyday life and consuming. The focus is on modern things from honeymoon mementos to sweaters and summer cottages.

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ISBN 978-952-222-091-2
ISSN 1235-1954