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Consumo como cultura material

Miller, D; (2007) Consumo como cultura material. Horizontes Antropologicos , 13 (28) pp. 33-63. Gold open access


This article is aimed to consider the consequences of viewing consumption through the lens of contemporary material culture studies. It starts by acknowledging the reasons consumption is often seen as the destruction of material culture and therefore intrinsically evil. It then explores various disciplinary approaches to consumption such as history and sociology before concentrating on anthropology and various regional perspectives. It then explores more specific approaches from material culture studies, first theoretically, and then substantively in terms of four genres of home, clothing the media and the car. Two broader concerns follow, that of commodity chain analysis and the general relationship between persons and things. It concludes that so far from promoting materialism, a material culture perspective emphasis how consumption can be used to understand our humanity.

Type: Article
Title: Consumo como cultura material
Open access status: An open access publication
UCL classification: UCL > School of Arts and Social Sciences
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/117774
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