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Naji, M; Douny, L; (2009) Untitled. J MAT CULT , 14 (4) 411 - 432. 10.1177/1359183509346184.

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The editors of this special issue on '"Making" and "Doing" the Material World' examine some aspects of the anthropology of techniques, a relatively understudied branch of anthropology, which considers the embodied and cognitive engagement of human beings in their lived material world. They suggest that the use of new theories of embodiment, cognition and performance allows for a consideration of the role of the senses, perception, emotions and materiality in the formation of knowledgeable, gendered subjects. They argue that the Francophone and Anglophone traditions in the anthropology of techniques are complementary, despite their divisions (between and within them).

Keywords:embodiment, materiality, performance, subjectivation, technology, TECHNOLOGY, ANTHROPOLOGY, ARCHAEOLOGY, GENDER, ART, MATERIALITY, DIVESTMENT, HERITAGE, VISION, CRAFT
UCL classification:UCL > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences > Anthropology

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