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Drazin, AM; (2018) Design, Anthropology of. In: Cox, R and Callan, H, (eds.) International Encyclopaedia of Anthropology. Wiley

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Design is an expanding and emerging topic for anthropological study. Its evasiveness as a cultural phenomenon, which some see as ubiquitous and some see as very limited and specific, necessitates careful handling but is also one of the reasons why it is an interesting cultural phenomenon. The study of design in anthropology originated in the study of graphical representation and graphical ways of thinking and developed into studies of the design of everyday materialities. Recent work has focused on professional and institutional design practices and developed collaborative ways of doing anthropological work through design anthropology.

Type: Book chapter
Title: Design, Anthropology of
ISBN-13: 9780470657225
DOI: 10.1002/9781118924396.wbiea1861
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118924396.wbiea1861
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher's terms and conditions.
Keywords: anthropology; design; ethnography; material culture
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Dept of Anthropology
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1495887
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