blue jeans the art of the ordinary

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Blue Jeans

Author : Daniel Miller
ISBN : 9780520952089
Genre : Social Science
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This fresh and accessible ethnography offers a new vision of how society might cohere, in the face of on-going global displacement, dislocation, and migration. Drawing from intensive fieldwork in a highly diverse North London neighborhood, Daniel Miller and Sophie Woodward focus on an everyday item—blue jeans—to learn what one simple article of clothing can tell us about our individual and social lives and challenging, by extension, the foundational anthropological presumption of "the normative." Miller and Woodward argue that blue jeans do not always represent social and cultural difference, from gender and wealth, to style and circumstance. Instead they find that jeans allow individuals to inhabit what the authors term "the ordinary." Miller and Woodward demonstrate that the emphasis on becoming ordinary is important for immigrants and the population of North London more generally, and they call into question foundational principles behind anthropology, sociology and philosophy.

Blue Jeans

Author : Daniel Miller
ISBN : 9780520272187
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Focuses on an everyday item - blue jeans - to learn what one simple article of clothing can tell us about our individual and social lives and challenging, by extension, the foundational anthropological presumption of the normative.


Author : Nancy Robinson Masters
ISBN : 9781602791640
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Readers will find out more about the history of Jeans worldwide, and how Jeans are made, from the cotton picked from the fields to the processing plant and onto jean and clothing stores worldwide, making Jeans truly a Global Product.

Global Denim

Author : Daniel Miller
ISBN : 9781847887399
Genre : Design
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On any given day nearly half the world's population is wearing blue jeans. This is entirely extraordinary. Yet there has never been a serious attempt to understand the causes, nature and consequences of denim as 'the' global garment of our world. This book takes up that challenge with gusto. It gives clear, if surprising, explanations for why this is the case, challenging the accepted history of jeans and showing why the reasons cannot be commercial. While discussing the consequences of denim at the global level, the book consists of some exemplary studies by anthropologists of what blue jeans mean in a variety of local situations. These range from the discussion of hip-hop jeans in Germany, denim and sex in Milan through to the connection between denim and recycling in the US. But through all these intensively researched ethnographies of local denim we build our understanding of the most curious of all features of blue jeans - the rise of global denim.

Inside Culture

Author : David Halle
ISBN : 0226313689
Genre : Art
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Dubbed as "You Are What You Hang (or Don't)" by the New York Times,Inside Culture takes us on a tour of 160 homes in and around New York City, from affluent townhouses on Manhattan's Upper East Side and rowhouses in blue-collar Brooklyn to middle and upper-class suburbs of Long Island. The result is an unprecedented portrait of the use of cultural artifacts—fine art, photographs, religious art—in private lives. "This is a first-class addition to what we know about culture in the specific rather than the abstract."—Howard S. Becker, Contemporary Sociology "This book is well worth reading, especially in your own home."—Eugene Halton, American Journal of Sociology "David Halle's researches earned him a license amateur voyeurs would kill for. . . . Refreshing for readers outside his discipline."—Peter Campbell, London Review of Books "[This book] tells us interesting things about ourselves. . . . It affords us a birds-eye view of American culture from which we can see . . . unsuspected patterns of tastes and acquisitions."—James Gardner, Washington Times "[A] voyeuristic thrill. . . . Lucid and entertaining. . . . A fascinating book that will open the eyes of anyone who's ever glibly said about art, 'I know what I like.' After reading Inside Culture, they'll also know a little bit more about why."—Maureen Corrigan, New York Observer

Life As Politics

Author : Asef Bayat
ISBN : 9780804769235
Genre : Social Science
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Offering a window into the complex social processes in a too-often-misunderstood part of the world, this unique book provides a much-needed Middle Eastern perspective on global debates over social movements and the dynamics of social change.

The Lottery

Author : Shirley Jackson
ISBN : 158341584X
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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A seemingly ordinary village participates in a yearly lottery to determine a sacrificial victim.

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