Material Identities examines the way that individuals use material objects as tools for projecting aspects of their identities. * Considers the way identity is fashioned, launched, used, and admired in the material world. * Contributors intervene from the disciplines of art history, anthropology, design and material culture. * Considers contrasting media - painting, print, sculpture, dress, coinage, architecture, furniture, luxury items, and interior design. * Explores the complexity of identity through the intersection tions of gender, ethnicity, age, sexuality, and class. * Reaffirms the central role of public identities and their impact on social life.
Joanna Sofaer is a Senior Lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Southampton. She is the author of The Body as Material Culture: A Theoretical Osteoarchaeology (2006), editor of Children and Material Culture (2000) and co-editor, with Dana Arnold, of Biographies and Space (2007).
John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Fine Arts / Art History
New Interventions in Art History
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Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)